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Giannattasio Appointed President of Leica North America Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

14 July 2020

Following the retirement of Roger Horn after 40 years at the company, Leica has announced Mike Giannattasio as president of its North American division, effective July 1.

Giannattasio brings over 30 years of experience in the luxury accessory sectors at Montblanc North America, Christian Dior Watches, Breguet and Swatch Group to Leica. Prior to joining Leica, Giannattasio was president of Silhouette International, a pioneer in the professional eyewear and lens industry.

Matthias Harsch, CEO of Leica Camera AG said, "Mike's background will bring a new layer of expertise and experience to our leadership team here at Leica. We look forward to his impact on our brand and distribution strategy in the ever-changing optical industry and how he envisions Leica's growth as a leader in the space."

Horn paved the way for Leica's growth and development in North America and cemented its reputation as a leader in innovation, quality and cutting-edge technology in the world of optics, the company noted.

"It is with the deepest gratitude that we thank Roger for his vast contributions to the Leica family," said Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, chairman of the supervisory board of Leica Camera AG.

"Roger has helped drive this company to its current success since his first day over 40 years ago and we are very appreciative for his leadership over the years. Therefore I'm very happy that we are currently evaluating in what role Roger can remain a part of the Leica family, so that we can continue to benefit from his expertise and perspective."

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