L.P.O. quickly gained popularity among eye care professionals, and became one of the top distributors in the USA. Manufacturers appreciate the knowledgeable and experienced sales representatives, and offices can count on L.P.O. not only for new purchases, but expert advice with office planning, maintenance, repair, and new technology.

In 2013, L.P.O. was acquired by Luneau Technology, one of the oldest, and most recognizable ophthalmic distributors in Europe to this day. With this acquisition, came the opportunity for L.P.O. to broaden their product portfolio offerings, and for Luneau to bring the Visionix name brand into the US market.

Latham & Phillips Ophthalmic continues to provide exceptional products, quality, and service based on the founding principles this company was built upon. Maintaining our client’s trust and relationship with is our top priority.

Management Team

Joe Vulich

Joe Vulich
President of Luneau Technology USA

Joe Vulich graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Joe join Luneau under its subsidary AIT in 1995 and is now responsible for the entire Luneau Techology USA group. Joe’s interests include playing golf, basketball and softball. Most of all he enjoys coaching his son’s baseball teams.

Jeff Keeling
Vice-President of Sales

Jeff Keeling joined Luneau Technology in August of 2016 as the Vice President of Sales for Visionix USA. After 5 years outside of the industry, Jeff enters his 18th year in the eye care business. He previously held the position of Vice President of Sales with Touch Bionics in the prosthetic industry.

Garrett O'Connell
President of LPO / Visionix Chief Marketing Officer Luneau Technology USA

Garrett O’Connell joined Luneau Technology in May of 2016 as the President of the LTUS divisions of Latham & Phillips Ophthalmic (LPO) and Visionix USA. He serves as the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for Luneau Technology USA. Garrett is a graduate of St. Louis University with a B.S. in Business Administration/Marketing. He has completed executive training programs at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the American Management Association. A husband and father of four daughters, Garrett remains active in his spare time.

John Vulich

John Vulich
Vice-President of Operations

John Vulich is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a B.A. in Management. John has been in the optical industrysince 1990. As Vice-President of Operations, John offers the experience and knowledge to operate, repair and maintain the entire line of LTUS equipment. John manages our team of plant employees and the technical service team.

Matt Vulich
Vice-President of Sales - National Accounts

Matt Vulich is graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Economics and is a CPA. Matt has been working with Luneau Technology USA under AIT since 1992 where he started as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. Matt’s interests include golfing, hockey, the Chicago White Sox, reading history and spending family time with his wife and four daughters.

Sales Administration Team

Jennifer Wenzel
Inside Sales Manager

Jennifer Devino
Inside Sales Administrator

Krista Rodger
Inside Sales Administrator

Dena Zingarelli
Inside Sales Administrator

Sales Team

Abel T. Brown
Regional Account Manager

Carl Gorham
Regional Account Manager

Cassandra Viles
Regional Account Manager National Field Trainer

Andrew Bumerts
Independent Sales Representative

Shelton Green
Independent Sales Representative

Tim Withers
Regional Account Manager

Cynthia Christopher
Regional Account Manager

Steve Wheaton
Regional Account Manager

Axel Wittenrood
Product Specialist Finishing Lab Equipment

Mark Dehn
Regional Account Manager National Field Trainer

Joe Mattio
Regional Account Manager

Customer Support Team

David Alfaro
Customer Service and Parts

Modesto Contreras
Technician

Peter Mihov
Technician

Patty Sivek
Customer Service and Parts

Al Ali
Technician

Dennis Jensen
Technician

Carlos Ramirez
Technician

Surendra Wagle
Technician

Victor Aranda
Technician

Ken Kicmal
Technician

Jim Rodger
Technician

Rick Bowles
Technician

Matt Menzies
Customer Support / Service Manager

Eric Sevigny
Technician