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Mr. Jim Grootegoed

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Professional Editor

Optical Lab Products
 
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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • California State University
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Jim Grootegoed, Professional Editor, OLP, interviews Steve Swalgen, National Director-Lab Business, Santinelli International, Inc.
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JIM: WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU PROMOTE AS LAB PRODUCTS?
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JIM: DOES THE SUPPORT OF LABS DIFFER INTERNALLY FROM THE SUPPORT OF ECPS?
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JIM: IS THE LAB BUSINESS A SIGNIFICANT PART OF SANTINELLI?
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JIM: FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE, HOW HAVE THE NEEDS OF THE LABS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS?
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JIM: WHAT INFLUENCE DOES THAT HAVE ON YOUR BUSINESS AND YOUR RELATIONS WITH YOUR MANUFACTURING PARTNER, NIDEK?
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JIM: WHAT DO YOU ANTICIPATE IS THE FUTURE FOR OPTICAL LABORTORIES?
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JIM: WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT SANTINELLI PRODUCTS THAT ARE CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT?
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PixelOptics' Advisory Board
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James M. Grootegoed
Mr. Grootegoed has 30+ years of varied and increasing responsibilities in the ophthalmic industry at both the manufacturing and wholesale levels.
Responsibilities have included: sales and marketing, new business planning, purchasing, business start-up, distribution and customer service, personnel/human resources, environmental compliance, computers/information resources, and telecommunications.
Mr. Grootegoed was formerly Executive Vice President of Walman Optical (the largest independent wholesale optical laboratory in the USA), a multiple-discipline $200+ million ophthalmic business. Mr. Grootegoed was a member of the Executive Committee, ESOP BOD, Finance Committee and Board of Directors (as Secretary 1995-2001). Mr. Grootegoed has also worked at the optical manufacturing level including Titmus Optical and Bausch & Lomb.
Mr. Grootegoed currently consults for The Magnum Group, Inc. and is the Technology Editor for a trade magazine targeted to wholesale manufacturing laboratories, Optical Lab Products.
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James M. Grootegoed, Optical Technology Consultant
Mr. Grootegoed provides market research and analysis on new product and technologies for Magnum's Optical Technologies Division. Mr. Grootegoed is a 30-year industry veteran in wholesale lab, sales, marketing, administration and corporate management. He retired in 2001 and is a consultant to The Magnum Group, Inc. as well as other ophthalmic companies. From 1982 until December 2001, Mr. Grootegoed served in a variety of positions with Walman Optical Company, most recently as Executive Vice President, and Board Member. Walman is the second largest wholesale laboratory in the USA with 21 branches in 19 states. During his tenure, annual sales grew from $56 million to $138 million. Prior to Walman, Mr. Grootegoed worked for Bausch & Lomb from 1979 to 1982 in product management and then as Director of Marketing for the Optical Laboratory Division. Mr. Grootegoed entered the ophthalmic industry in 1974 as a sales representative with Titmus Optical and was promoted to Manager of Distribution, Customer Service and Product Manager.
Mr. Grootegoed is a founder and former board member of the Polycarbonate Council and the AR (Anti Reflective) Council. He is currently the Technology Editor for a publication that focuses on lens processing, and has written many articles and spoken at numerous industry meetings and conferences. Mr. Grootegoed is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles, CA.
James M. Grootegoed—Vice President, ...
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James M. Grootegoed—Vice President, Optical Markets. Mr. Grootegoed provides market research and analysis on new product and technologies for Magnum’s Optical Technologies Division. Mr. Grootegoed is a 30-year industry veteran in wholesale lab, sales, marketing, administration and corporate management. He retired in 2001 and is a consultant to The Magnum Group, Inc. as well as other ophthalmic companies. From 1982 until December 2001, Mr. Grootegoed served in a variety of positions with Walman Optical Company, most recently as Executive Vice President, and Board Member. Walman is the second largest wholesale laboratory in the USA with 21 branches in 19 states. During his tenure, annual sales grew from $56 million to $138 million. Prior to Walman, Mr. Grootegoed worked for Bausch & Lomb from 1979 to 1982 in product management and then as Director of Marketing for the Optical Laboratory Division. Mr. Grootegoed entered the ophthalmic industry in 1974 as a sales representative with Titmus Optical and was promoted to Manager of Distribution, Customer Service and Product Manager.
Mr. Grootegoed is a founder and former board member of the Polycarbonate Council and the AR (Anti Reflective) Council. He is currently the Technology Editor for a publication that focuses on lens processing, and has written many articles and spoken at numerous industry meetings and conferences. Mr. Grootegoed is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles, CA.
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