Fortier joins Match Eyewear following eleven years with Viva International in the role of regional sales manager. Prior to this position, Fortier was president of H.E.S., a major supplier for the automotive industry. Fortier will be responsible for the optical channel sales effort in the eastern US and Canada. He will join Scott Kaehler, VP of Sales, Western US, in managing sales in North America. Fortier and Kaehler report directly to Phil Turnage, President of sales. “Tim and I have had a long friendship and working relationship for many years. He is one of the most talented leaders in the industry and we are very fortunate to have him on the Match team,” said Turnage, adding, “Tim and Scott have decades of combined experience as successful sales managers. We couldn’t ask for a better team to manage sales in North America.”
“This is an exciting time for Match Eyewear,” says Ethan Goodman, Match Eyewear’s President. “We continue to grow, and building our management team with a plan for substantial growth with some of the industry’s top talent, like Tim, is an integral part. Phil has done a great job in setting the stage for the next level and with his team will afford us new opportunities on multiple fronts” Product expansion is also on the agenda. “We also look forward to unveiling new collections at Vision Expo East,” Goodman continues, “Including a preview of the Adrienne Vittadini Studio line.”
Established in 2001, Match Eyewear is a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium quality European fashion eyewear, with a dedicated sales force covering the US, Canada, Europe and South America. Match Eyewear’s distinctive brands include Helium Paris, Adrienne Vittadini, Danny Gokey Eyewear, Float Titanium, Float Kids, and Aero by Float Milan.
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