Bollé Safety has today announced the appointment of Richard Heppell as its new Chief Commercial Officer. Part of the Bollé Brands group, Bollé Safety is the leading global brand in the PPE eyewear market with over 14 million wearers including construction and industrial workers across a number of sectors as well as first responders, military personnel, healthcare professionals, office workers and shooting enthusiasts across the world.
Richard Heppell is an accomplished executive with a long track-record in the safety and PPE industry spanning over 27 years of industry and leadership experience. Richard joins Bollé Safety from Showa, a leading integrated manufacturer of both medical and industrial PPE hand protection, where he was President and COO for America, Oceania and EMEA.
Peter Smith, CEO of Bollé Brands Group and President of Bollé Safety said: “We are delighted to have Richard join us at this important moment in our global growth journey. Richard’s appointment marks a pivotal milestone in the future development of the Bollé Safety business as we continue to expand our global footprint, signaling our commitment to delivering our vision to ensure that Bollé Safety is the world’s leading PPE eyewear company now and into the future. With his outstanding track-record in the industry, Richard joins a dynamic, stand-out leadership team currently revolutionising our approach to business, helping solidify and further our incredible product innovation pipeline with a relentless focus on the future.”
Commenting on his appointment, Richard Heppell said: “I am honoured to be joining Bolle Safety’s knowledgeable, creative, and committed team at such an exciting time for the business. I have long been a fan of the Bollé Safety brand, with a genuine admiration for their drive to innovate sustainably towards the future. I’m looking forward to working with the team in continuing the company’s proud history with a long-standing tradition for their trademark combination of quality, innovation, performance, fit and comfort.”