036 035 In recent years the Rodenstock family sold a part of its shares in the company to investors and today the lens and eyewear manufacturer is mainly owned by investment company Bridgepoint which is also the main shareholder of Alain Afflelou. Last year, Olaf Göttgens with experience at Mercedes-Benz and BBDO, became the new CEO of the company. 036 Today Klaus and Arnold Schmied run Silhouette which was founded in 1964 by their parents Anneliese and Arnold Schmied. Since then the company again and again surprises the industry with innovative concepts and new points of view. 036 040 Only when he himself, as an optician, needed a pair of glasses, he realized that what he liked wasn’t available yet. It was the start of what is now one of the leading eyewear companies in the world. In the mean time Poul-Jorn Lindberg handed over he daily management of the company to his son Henrik Lindberg. 042 Only very recently Charmant Inc. appointed Masao Miyachi as the company’s new President and CEO. Mr. Miyachi has been with Charmant since 1980 and spent 29 years in sales and marketing positions. Charmant’s founder Kaoru Horikawa and his son Junji Horikawa today are both members of the board of directors. 035

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