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 hands on experience working with major brand names to develop licensed ranges and a track 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 eyewear and has extensive and impressive knowledge of international brands and what the Australian market wants.
Jacque’s key responsibility is to work with 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 and coupled with the very best service she is a perfect go to for customers wanting fresh new and exciting products for their patients.
Sandy Herford Smith
Sandy joined ProOptics in 2012 and has looked after our QLD customers very well since then. Sandy has been part of the QLD optical industry since 1980 when she started her career in sunny Townsville.
Sandy is highly regarded and thought of in her neck of the woods and continues to support and care for her customers like they are family.
Michael is our newest ProOptics member joining us in 2017.
He has hit the ground running and his positive attitude to work and his customers along with his sense of humour and style have made him very quickly part of the family.
He started his Optical career in Corporate wholesale and brings his knowledge of sales and retail to the business while 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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