People

BEHIND THE LENS.

Our unmatched line of Global Vision® products are the result of hard work and dedication. Learn more about the people that make our vision a reality every day.

 

Richard Wright
(email)

President and Founder
2019 marks 38 years since I sold my first pair of sunglasses. It all started from my fourth floor downtown apartment, while I was a full-time student at a local college studying business. I started with $200 at a time when I didn’t own a car. I wanted to have my own business and I was willing to work hard to get it. I didn’t realize that it would take so many years before it really started to pay off.

 

Bryan Houck
(email)

Director of Operations
A self-described ‘serial entrepreneur’, Bryan is the newest member of the Global Vision Team. He comes with a background in sales and marketing, business startups, business turnarounds and a general passion for building teams. When he’s not working, Bryan enjoys waterskiing, boating, coaching lacrosse and spending time with his wife and family of five children. He has an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati.

 

Paul Slagh
(email)

Controller
Paul joined Global Vision in September 2015 with over 30 years of experience in the banking, public accounting and manufacturing sectors, serving the last 20 years as the General Manager/Controller of a small manufacturer of consumer goods distributed through a similar channel as Global Vision products. Paul is a CPA and alumni of Michigan State University.

 

Sue Malbouef
(email)

Sales Manager
In 2011, Sue joined Global Vision’s team contributing knowledge from +15 years of sales, 14 years within the Optical Industry and eight years within the Motorsports Industry. Her retail sales experience also offers Sue an insight to her customers needs within the retail market. Her background is all encompassing to offer you with a clear, concise and no-nonsense approach to sales. Sue’s energetic personality will provide you with the support needed to analyze and grow your market. During the summer months you will find Sue camping and canoeing with her family.

 

Kelly Bradburn
(email)

Eyewear Consultant
Kelly joined Global Vision in May 2007 as a member of our Customer Service team. She has over 31 years of experience with helping customers in the service and sales areas, and is excited to be on the Global Vision Eyewear team. You’ll find her to be positive, upbeat and detail oriented.

 

Mary Potter
(email)

Eyewear Consultant
Mary joined Global Vision in May of 2016. She has an expertise with satisfying customer needs, answering questions and solving problems. Between maneuvering the multi-channel phone system and mastering all other office duties, you can find her ready to welcome anyone who comes through our front door.

 

Robert Jordan
(email)

Government Sales
Jordan joined Global Vision in 2013 as our Government Sales Rep. He has over 10 years of experience in the Government procurement field. This time was split between serving in the Air Force as a purchasing agent and being a Contract Manager for an Aerospace Defense Contractor. He is here to answer any and all questions related to government sales and inquiries.

 

Mu Cornell
(email)

Purchasing Manager
Mu graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. She started working at Global Vision in February of 2013. Her passion and attention to detail make her a great asset to the Global Vision Eyewear team.

 

Lei Zhang
(email)

Purchasing Associate
Lei joined Global Vision Eyewear in June of 2015 assisting the Purchasing Department. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She has four years of teaching and half a year of customer service experience.

 

Kathy LaFountain
(email)

Accounting Manager
Kathy joined Global Vision Eyewear in March 2012 as a part-time assistant in Accounting. She has moved to full-time assisting our Controller with all of your accounting related questions and needs. Kathy has over 20 years of experience in finance.

 

Meghan DeKoster
(email)

Accounting Associate
Meghan joined the Global Vision team in January of 2009 as a part-time assistant in our Accounting Department. She has over six years of accounting and office work experience.

 

Nathaniel Pegowski
(email)

Creative Director
Nathaniel joined the Global Vision team in October 2015. He started his creative studies in graphic design 25 years ago at Center for Creative Studies and completed his degree at Kendall College of Art and Design. Achieving a well-rounded education in design and theory, he has won awards working with multi-billion dollar global corporations as well as large to small agencies.

 

Jennifer Chalawa
(email)

Creative Designer
Jennifer joined Global Vision Eyewear in January 2016 as our designer assisting the Creative Director and branding needs of our company. She offers diverse design disciplines with an education that encompasses a double degree in graphic design and digital media from Kendall College of Art and Design. Her extensive background comes from over 10 years being a freelancer in the area and supporting local studios. She also has been involved assisting with creating independent films in the local film community of Grand Rapids.

 

Jay Grindle
(email)

Warehouse Manager
Jay began working at Global Vision in December 2013. He has done a variety of work in many different industries and brings a positive attitude and strong work ethic to the Shipping Department.

Become a Global Vision Dealer

Becoming a Global Vision Dealer can be a very profitable move.

Get FREE shipping on all consumer orders of $50 or more!
+