Viva International Group Appoints Jan Cory as Senior Vice President of U.S. and Canada Sales
Press Release Source: Viva International Group On Thursday April 28, 2011, 9:00 am
SOMERVILLE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Viva International Group, a worldwide leader in ophthalmic frames and sunglass distribution and manufacturing, has appointed Jan Cory as senior vice president of domestic sales. In her new role, Cory will oversee both the U.S. and Canadian sales forces, and will report to Viva President Frank Rescigna. Reporting to Cory will be Robert Dunn, Viva’s director of east coast sales; Kelly O’Grady, director of west coast sales; William Munch, general manager, Viva Retail Sun Division; and Don Fatula, manager of corporate accounts.
“Critical to our success in sales is excellence in strategic planning and the development of a solid collaboration of partnerships across our organization,” said Rescigna. “Jan has a proven track record in these areas in her more than 30 years of achievement and leadership in premium brand retail consumer products. Her experience will help us to continue to flawlessly execute our goals and ‘super serve’ our customers.”
Cory joins Viva from Luxottica where she recently lead the optical sales team as vice president of independents and sun specialty, including creating new customer-centric strategies, which lead to the 2010 sales force transformation. Previously, she was vice president of department stores and special markets, where she helped to establish her division as the premier resource in the department store channel of trade. Prior to her 12 years at Luxottica, she was vice president of sales for the U.S and Canada for Grosse Jewels, which had the licenses for Christian Dior and Burberry fashion jewelry.
Cory is a graduate of Miami University where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in public administration and political science. She is on the board of the Accessories Council, and a member of the Fashion Group.