Previously president of VSP Global Omni-Channel Solutions, Wright will take on his role on June 19, succeeding Henri Blomqvist.
Safilo said first-quarter net sales were up 6.9 percent at current exchange rates to 250.9 million euros.
The Italian eyewear manufacturer strengthens its presence in Latin America signing an exclusive deal with local eyewear company Cepal.
The exclusive deal is with Thailand-based Supreme Eyewear distributor.
Kronotime will distribute the eyewear collections made by Safilo in the South American country.
Safilo is targeting the female Millennial customer with this partnership.
The new location is dedicated to the management of the company’s U.S. wholesale business.
The Las Vegas trade fair showcased the latest in lens technology and next-generation wearables as well as fashion-forward trends.