Uithoorn, The Netherlands (ots/PRNewswire) - Starting 1 September 2013, HOYA appointed Mrs. Olga Prenat as the new Dean of HOYA's Faculty Education & Experience Centre in Budapest, Hungary. Currently holding the position of Director of the Institute and Centre of Optometry in Bures sur Yvette - France, Mrs. Prenat follows up Mr. Hans Warntjes who will officially retire in June after having worked with HOYA for 24 years.
Mr. Warntjes dedicated the past 5 years to the development and growth of HOYA Faculty Education & Experience Centre in Budapest.
Hans Werquin, CEO of Hoya Vision Care Europe, comments: "We thank Hans Warntjes for his highly valuable contributions to the development of numerous successful HOYA products over the past years, and his relentless efforts to make HOYA Faculty the successful and renowned Education & Experience Centre for eye care professionals throughout Europe it is today.
"We are fortunate to have found Olga Prenat to take over the helm at HOYA Faculty. With her international optical background, proven academic track-record and strong business acumen she is the right person to continue the rapid development of HOYA Faculty."
Mr. Hans Warntjes will remain involved in a smooth handover of HOYA Faculty until the end of this year.
About HOYA Faculty
HOYA Faculty is the education and experience centre for opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists who want to further extend their understanding of HOYA products and how they should be prescribed. HOYA Faculty emphasizes knowledge exchange through direct dialogues with participants. It explains the latest technologies, teaches proven refraction methods and enables participants to brush up on their basic knowledge.
HOYA Faculty also focuses on concrete and common questions, such as 'how do I recognise specific problems of presbyopic clients, 'what solutions are available to me', and 'how can non-adaptation problems best be prevented'.
About HOYA Corporation
HOYA is a Japanese multinational med-tech company and leading supplier of innovative and indispensable high-tech and healthcare products based on its advanced optics technologies. HOYA is active in two main business segments: The Life Care segment deals in health care related products such as eyeglass lenses and operates retail shops for contact lenses, as well as medical related products such as intraocular lenses for cataract surgery and medical endoscopes. The Information Technology segment handles electronics products such as mask blanks and photo masks for semiconductors and LCD panels, glass disks for HDDs and imaging related products such as optical lenses, lens modules and micro lenses for digital cameras. HOYA Group comprises of over 100 subsidiaries and affiliates and over 32,300 people worldwide.
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