ProOptics was established in 2009 by Jacque Katsieris and Raymond Kessler, who wanted to create and distribute eyewear that offered style, comfort and affordability. Having dedicated more than 20 years combined in the industry, they have extensive hands on experience working with major brands to develop licensed ranges, having an exceptional record for achieving strong sales growth in those areas. With a passion for product development, coupled with industry expertise and inside knowledge, ProOptics is uniquely positioned to bring fresh perspective and exciting new products to the market.
Owner and Co-Founder of ProOptics, Jacque Katsieris has spent her professional life in the eyewear industry and has an extensive and impressive knowledge of international brands and the wants of the Australian Market.
Jacque’s key responsibility is to work alongside Ray to develop and set ProOptics strategy and direction.
Much of Jacque’s day is spent working with customers, her sales team and business partner talking product, service and making sure ProOptics is continuing to be proactive and relevant in the market.
Owner and co-founder of ProOptics, Raymond Kessler worked in the fashion industry before heading to Optics 20 years ago.
Using his highly regarded organisational and management skills to run a ship shape business, Ray also spends his time with suppliers, factories and distributers working on the business and making sure stock is controlled and up to date.
Looking after her precious territory of Victoria, SA and Tasmania, Nicola Johnston has been part of the ProOptics family since 2012.
Coming from a dispensing and sales background, Nicola has a vast knowledge of her product. Coupled with the very best service, Nicola is a perfectly accomodating for Customers wanting new and exciting products for their Clients.
Maxii joined ProOptics in 2019 and has been quick learning to the job, making many new friends in the Optical Industry.
Maxii just completed an “Introduction to Dispensing” course, so she can also check your PD if you are stuck!
In her spare time, Maxiina has three lovely children and a French Bulldog named Frankie.
Welcome to our fabulous ProOptics team Maxii x
Michael has hit the ground running with his positive attitude to work and his customers. Along with his sense of humour and style, Michael has very quickly become part of the family.
Michael started his Optical career in Corporate Wholesale, now bringing his knowledge of sales and retail to the ProOptics, loving the more friendly and personal touch of a small independent wholesale business.
Kim took over the reigns of running our office in 2015 and we would be lost without her.
She keeps us all on our toes and makes sure our customer service is the best in the industry. Her smiling voice and positive attitude makes our customers happy and feeling loved.
Lee is our LA Eyeworks expert in NZ.
His training as an Optical dispensing technician and 23 experience in retail puts our New Zealand customers in good hands.
Lee is hands on with his customers and runs an amazing Practice in Auckland when he’s not selling his divine product.
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