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 / Founder

2016 marks 35 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.

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.

Rich Roskam (email)

Sales Manager

Rich joined Global Vision® in May 2017 with over 30 years of experience in customer service, sales and management in hardware, industrial supply and distribution sectors. He is passionate about great products, impressive customer service and long-term business relationships. He will eagerly serve and encourage his customers, Global Vision’s team members and sales reps toward being the best they can be.

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.

Paul Hollamon (email)

Eyewear Consultant

Paul joined Global Vision® in February 2016 and brings over 15 years of customer service, sales, consulting and training. He has a Bachelor of Science in small business management and a master’s degree in technology management. He will work diligently to exceed customer expectation and answer questions with urgency.

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)

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.

Matt Pickel (email)

Warehouse Manager

Matt joined the Global Vision® team in June 2013. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Grand Valley State University and brings to the team 10 years of multiple skills, from shipping and receiving to marketing and public relations.

Jay Grindle (email)

Warehouse Associate

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.