December 08, 2010 10:00 ET

New York City Eyewear Institution, MOSCOT, Announces Executive Changes

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) - MOSCOT has announced changes to its executive structure due to the recent passing of its President, Kenny Moscot, the beloved fourth generation Moscot who helped oversee the evolution of MOSCOT into a global lifestyle brand known worldwide for its iconic eyewear.

Effectively immediately, Dr. Harvey Moscot, formerly Vice President of MOSCOT and Director of MOSCOT Eyecare, will expand his role to become President of MOSCOT. He will remain Director of MOSCOT Eyecare and Chairman of MOSCOT Mobileyes. Dr. Moscot graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University, and received his Doctor of Optometry from The New England College of Optometry, where he graduated as Beta Sigma Kappa Optometry honor student. Dr. Moscot joined the family business in 1986.

Wendy Simmons, formerly Vice President of Marketing at MOSCOT, will assume the role of Executive Vice President of MOSCOT. Ms. Simmons, who has overseen public relations for MOSCOT since 2005, joined MOSCOT as the Vice President of Marketing in 2009. She is also the Executive Director of The MOSCOT Mobileyes Foundation. Ms. Simmons is also the Founder and Managing Partner of Vendeloo, a management consulting, public relations and marketing firm founded in 2001. She will maintain her role as Managing Partner for Vendeloo. Prior to forming Vendeloo, Ms. Simmons was the Founder and President of the PR firm, Mindstorm Communications.

MOSCOT is a global lifestyle brand driven by the Company's nearly 100 years of eyewear expertise, New York City heritage and its downtown sensibility. It is renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear -- The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit, MOSCOT Titanium and MOSCOT Sun Collections. For more information visit

The MOSCOT Mobileyes Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2008 by Dr. Harvey Moscot with the mission of preserving sight and improving lives by providing free quality medical eyecare and prescription eyewear to those who would not otherwise have access to such care. For many of these men, women and children, the foundation's help marks the first time in their lives they will experience corrected vision, enabling them to finally learn in school, gain and/or maintain employment, and care for themselves and their families.

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