Suntech Optics, based in Vancouver, appointed James B. Murray as president and COO. Murray joined Suntech, which also owns Bugaboos Eyewear, as COO in January 2007. Prior to entering the eyewear industry, he worked for Costco Wholesale and SAM'S CLUB.

Murray brings with him over 15 years of expertise in operations, marketing and strategic planning. The company said his strong knowledge of consumer segmentation and merchandising reinforces Suntech and Bugaboos' commitment to be supplier of choice for all retail partners.


Murray comments “Suntech Optics and Bugaboos Eyewear have built a solid foundation as Canadian leaders in the Eyewear category. I am excited to lead a solid team who has true passion for eyewear. Our strong focus on product innovation and delivering market solutions will ensure long-term category growth and increased consumer relevance for our retail partners.”


“We are delighted to have James Murray on board at Suntech Optics and Bugaboos Eyewear. Mr. Murray possesses the necessary business and leadership mix to help continue build the Suntech and Bugaboos foundation and take it into the next growth phase of business,” states Melanie Martin, CEO of Suntech Optics.