Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 26 December, 2013 -- Carlsbad, California - SPY® Inc., a leading eyewear company known for its patent-pending Happy Lens™ technology, today announced that Jim Sepanek, SPY Vice President of Optical, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of SPY, effective December 26, 2013.
Having joined SPY in May 2011, Sepanek has led business development and sales for SPY as it evolves its global presence. With nearly 20 years of experience in the optical industry, Sepanek has previously served as vice president of business development at Signature Eyewear and prior to that, held executive positions at Rem Eyewear and Revo, Inc.
“It’s rare when a dream job gets better,” says Jim Sepanek. “I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity that we have to take the SPY brand to the next level. In my new role, we will bring a sense of urgency and discipline to the way we approach our business, providing a greater reason to exist for our customers and a better experience for our consumers."
Michael Marckx, SPY President and CEO added, “Having a new executive on the team to join Jim McGinty and me is very exciting, especially considering Jim Sepanek's professionalism and love of the SPY brand.
"Jim has been a huge contributor to our sales efforts the past two and half years, having championed our Rx business very successfully during that time, and now we get to take the next step together. Jim's dedication, Optical savvy, and leadership are going to be extremely valuable to SPY as we continue our growth plans in all areas of our business. I am very excited for 2014.”