Thinking About Retiring or Selling?
Grimard Optique is expanding to include the Atlantic provinces! We are buying existing locations! We are also looking for opticians and optometrists interested in a partnership. Grimard Optique offers a unique partnership opportunity because each location is a bit different, there is no “one size fits all”. Each of the Grimard Optique locations offer quality products, use local labs and buy from local frame companies to satisfy their clients’ needs.
We have options for the business owner who may be thinking about slowing down. Some owners have been interested in selling and retiring completely, some are looking for partial retirement and some have a succession plan in place but would still like to retire. There also are exciting opportunities for keen individuals with entrepreneurial skills and ambition who may not have the funds to purchase or start a business. We can provide the funds upfront and over time, the optician earns their shares and becomes part owner, all the while still earning a competitive wage. Again, our goal is to create partnerships.
If you are interested in selling or becoming a partner, please reach Tanya Wohlsclagel at email@example.com
New to Our Team
To help with the expansion into Atlantic Canada, Grimard Optique is pleased to announce that Tanya Wohlsclagel joined our team in February as Director of Sales and Business Development, for the Atlantic region. Tanya has lived in Nova Scotia her entire life and became a licenced optician in 2003 and a licenced contact lens fitter in 2007. She is very active in a variety of provincial and national roles in the optical industry.
Tanya has worked for NACOR, the National Association of Canadian Optical Regulators, as a survey team member, for the accreditation process of the optical educational programs. She is an examiner and has moderated the national exams. She represents Nova Scotia at both the National Exam Committee and NACOR meetings. Tanya is also a director for the Nova Scotia College of Dispensing Opticians and on their behalf, chairs the registration committee and participates in a program advisory committee.
Tanya brings additional valuable skills to this role following the completion of a diploma in Human Resources Development from McMaster University. This complements her years of experience working with and leading colleagues. New Brunswick is a bilingual province so she is also working hard to become fluent in French. Currently, she is able to read French and is working on improving her speaking and writing skills.
Tanya first met Robert Grimard, president of Grimard Optique, over 5 years ago at a National Exam Committee meeting. They have worked on several national projects together since. Robert Grimard is also currently the president of the Opticians Council of Canada.
“I have known Robert Grimard for years, he is well respected by his national colleagues, partners and employees. When he approached me with this employment opportunity, I accepted because it seems like a perfect fit and I am excited to be a part of it. Grimard Optique expanding eastward is good for Atlantic Canada because it gives independent operators strength and allows the industry to remain diverse and competitive.” – Tanya Wohlsclagel
To reach Tanya regarding expansion into Atlantic Canada, please email firstname.lastname@example.org