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VSP Vision's Global Sales Organization Names Andy Skitmore Chief Revenue Officer
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., – VSP Vision™ announced today it has promoted Andy Skitmore to chief revenue officer of its global sales organization. Skitmore most recently served as senior vice president of sales in the Americas for Marchon Eyewear, Inc. He will report to Michelle Skinner, chief growth officer of VSP Vision.
“For nearly three decades, Andy has been a proven sales leader and brand builder, helping drive positive revenue for VSP network doctors through our eyewear business,” said Skinner. “We are excited to leverage his unique industry expertise and his passion to accelerate our objective of providing a consultative, cohesive and simplified sales experience that supports the long-term success of their practices.”
In this newly created role, Skitmore is responsible for VSP Vision’s doctor-facing sales teams. Sales leadership from Marchon, Altair Eyewear, Allure Eyewear, VSP Optics, Eyefinity and the global business development team will report to him. He is also responsible for the organization’s retail sales teams serving department stores, sporting goods and action sports retailers.
Since joining Marchon in 1995, Skitmore has served in a variety of senior leadership roles, including senior vice president of sports brands, senior vice president and managing director of EMEA, and vice president of international operations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Accounting from Leeds Beckett University.
“It’s a great honor to help increase the positive impact our unified sales team delivers to our customers,” said Skitmore. “Together, we’re better integrated than ever before and remain focused on supporting private practice doctors through lasting relationships and products and services that help them compete and grow.”
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About VSP Vision
At VSP Vision™, our purpose is to empower human potential through sight. As the first national not-for-profit vision benefits company, this is what drives everything we do.
For nearly 70 years, VSP has been the leader in health-focused vision care. Every day, the people that power our complementary businesses—VSP® Vision Care, Marchon Eyewear, Inc., Visionworks®, Eyefinity®, Eyeconic, VSP® Optics, and VSP® Ventures—work together to create a world where everyone can bring their best vision to life.
That means providing affordable access to eye care and eyewear for more than 85 million members through a network of more than 41,000 doctors. It also means expanding access to vision care to those disadvantaged by income, distance, or disaster through VSP Vision™ Eyes of Hope®. To date, more than 3.6 million people in need have received access to no-cost eye care and eyewear through one of our Eyes of Hope programs.
Learn more about how we’re reinvesting in greater vision, health, and opportunities for all at vspvision.com.