SAN ANTONIO, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As HVHC Inc.'s business model continues to evolve, the company announced today staffing changes that will affect the entire company –Davis Vision, Visionworks of America (formerly Eye Care Centers of America) and Viva International Group.
Steve Holden, Davis Vision's president since August 2008, has left his position, and a national search has been launched to identify his successor.
Bob Cox, formerly the vice president of human resources with Visionworks of America, will assume new responsibilities as senior vice president for HVHC human resources shared services. Cox has been with Visionworks since April 2002. Cheryl Grobelny, a 14-year veteran with New Jersey-based Viva International Group will be the new vice president of HVHC talent management, a newly-created position. She previously served as Viva's vice president of human resources and administration, and will report to Mr. Cox.
"The entire HVHC family wishes Steve well as he departs Davis Vision, and we look forward to welcoming Bob and Cheryl to their new positions with our organization," said David Holmberg, HVHC's president and chief executive officer. "Our vertically integrated business model has been serving our clients well for years, and we are forecasting significant growth for our organization in the months and years ahead. The staffing adjustments we have made reflect our shared-services approach to doing business, and we believe this structure ultimately will serve our managed care, retail and brands businesses very well from both a client and a staff point of view."
During the next 18 months, the company will be consolidating its 15 national retail brands under a single name, Visionworks. Accordingly, Davis Vision managed care business also is expanding in new marketplaces nationwide.
About HVHC Inc.
HVHC Inc. is a privately held, for-profit holding company for a portfolio of vision companies that includes, among other companies, Davis Vision, Inc., Viva Optique, Inc. and Visionworks of America, Inc., formerly Eye Care Centers of America. Together, the vertically integrated company is the third largest provider of managed vision care products and services, and the third largest operators of specialty optical retail stores in the United States. It is also the second largest designer and distributor of eyewear in the United States and seventh largest global distributor of eyewear.
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