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Marco Caccini appointed GM Wholesale ANZ at EssilorLuxottica

Experienced Essilor business leader Mr Marco Caccini has been appointed to lead the new EssilorLuxottica Wholesale business for Australia and New Zealand.

Caccini – whose official title is general manager of wholesale ANZ – assumes the role that will see Mr Stephen Locke, Luxottica’s country manager of wholesale ANZ, and Mr Pierre Longerna, Essilor’s ANZ country manager, now reporting directly to him.

Locke and Longerna will maintain their current roles as they continue to drive their respective businesses.

An experienced business leader, Caccini joined Essilor, now EssilorLuxottica, in 2000 as director of the US supply chain before taking on more responsibility in the US and Europe in strategic, commercial, and operational roles.

Appointed CEO of Essilor Italia SpA in 2012, he also assumed the role of vice-president of operations and IT in Europe until 2019, when he was appointed vice-president of integration, helping implement the EssilorLuxottica merger in Europe.

More recently, Caccini has been leading all the activities of the Essilor Group in southern Europe. He is an industrial engineer with a specialisation in business administration at Politecnico of Milan University and INSEAD business school.

“I am very excited about this new role, the new EssilorLuxottica Wholesale ANZ organisation and its evolution,” he said.

“The wholesale division has great and diverse teams and assets, and I look forward to strengthening the organisation and create a great teamplay to develop further Australia and New Zealand markets by effectively helping our customers in growing their business.”

By combining EssilorLuxottica’s expertise in lens technology and eyewear manufacturing, Caccini said the company was in the best position take powerful brands to the market. This included innovative products and services for optometry practices that help attract customers and build loyalty.

“Our strategic vision for ANZ also includes the EssilorLuxottica retail and wholesale co-location arrangement in North Sydney, as announced in early 2021 and effective as of this month,” Ciccini added.

“While the go-to-market remains separate across the two businesses, I strongly feel that bringing the teams together will promote greater connectivity and collaboration and will free up creativity and new capabilities to address unmet customer needs and set new standards in execution.”

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