Rick Gadd
Rick Gadd
President, North America
Rick Gadd is President of Essilor of America and responsible for the company’s overall vision and planning, including all aspects of the business, mission, and culture. A proven leader and advocate for Essilor’s mission of improving lives by improving sight, he is passionate about the customer experience and is highly regarded for delivering results.
Rick joined Essilor of America in 2011 as Senior Vice President Key Accounts. Most recently, he was President, ECP Sales and Services, and was responsible for developing and leading best-in-class teams to accelerate sales growth and customer satisfaction through ECP partnership and unique product and service innovation. Prior to joining Essilor, Rick was Vice President of Sales for Motorola’s Mobile Devices business where he managed the wireless carrier relationship, demand generation and revenue growth for Motorola in Canada and the USA. He has more than 20 years of high-tech sales, marketing, product management and business development experience.
Rick obtained his bachelor’s degree and his BBA in marketing and finance from York University in Toronto, Canada.
“I’m proud of Essilor’s commitment to our customers to provide innovative products and innovative business solutions. Innovation is our catalyst for growth.”