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About the Author

Professional career

  • From 1968 until 1976

    • Space research
    • Chemical industry, test laboratory
    • Defense technology, project management

  • From 1977 with Rodenstock, from 1980 responsible for the Physiological Optics department. Key involvement in the development of the first progressive lens designed in Germany, Progressiv R

  • From 1984 with Essilor, from 1986 at Essilor International headquarters

  • From 1987 until 1996 Director of Product Marketing and Director of  Marketing of the Essilor International Group

  • Development and market launch of Varilux Comfort, the best-selling progressive lens to date

  • From 1996 until 2008 vice president of the Global Quality organization of Essilor International

  • From 1999 until 2005 convenor of the ISO working group WG3 ”Spectacle Lenses”