Peter Lothes (COO)

Manufacturing & Logistics

Peter Lothes joined the optical industry in 1991 after graduating from college by working in the family retail and wholesale lab business in Columbus, Ohio. Shortly after joining the family business, he became President of the wholesale lab. The lab was acquired by Essilor Laboratories of America (ELOA) in 2004 and he continued as its President until 2009. Later, he held various operational executive positions with Essilor Luxottica, Satisloh and Advanced Eyecare. He has been COO of the Fielmann Group since 2023.

Personal Information

Date of birth: 9 February 1966
Place of birth: Zanesville, OH, USA
Marital status: married


1984–1988: Ashland University, OH, USA
Business Management and Marketing

Professional Experience

1991–2009: President, Select Optical, Columbus, OH, USA

2009–2015: Vice President of Operations, Essilor Laboratories of America, Dallas, TX, USA

2015–2018: President and CEO, Satisloh North America, Germantown, WI, USA

2018–2020: Global President and CEO, Satisloh, Baar, Switzerland

2020–2022: Senior Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain, Essilor of America, Dallas, TX, USA

2022–2023: COO, Advancing Eyecare, Jacksonville, FL, USA

since 09/2023: COO, Fielmann Group AG, Hamburg, Germany

Management Board

Marc Fielmann (CEO)

Steffen Baetjer (CFO)

Katja Gross (CHRO)

Dr Bastian Koerber (CSO)

Executive Leadership

Lukas Ruecker (CEO Fielmann USA)