4.2 SOLA, from a local supplier to a world leading company

Comment Werner Köppen: The chapter about Sola has been partly written by my friend Kevin O’Connor. Kevin was responsible for major projects of the VIP development such as manufacturing, wearer tests, competitors’ product analysis and patent screening.

Later he joined Essilor and we worked together in the worldwide Quality and Standards’ organization.

ISO meeting 2004 in Paris: Kevin O’Connor (second from left) and Werner Köppen with wives Trish and Bärbel and members of the Chinese delegation