Name: Lynn Cherry

Title: Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Owner

Job-Related Certifications: ABO (American Board of Opticianry) Certified

Years with Cherry Optical, Inc: 18

What does your role within the company entail? I oversee the production area.

How did your career in the optical industry begin? I answered an ad in the paper for a delivery position at an optical company in Marinette. I eventually became an optician, met Joe, and co-founded Cherry Optical, Inc.

What do you like most about your job? I like working with my hands and making a quality product I know will help someone see well. I have also enjoyed watching the optical industry evolve. The machinery available now is just incredible!

What are your biggest challenges in your position? The biggest challenge is training new employees. Just about every employee we have on staff knew nothing about optics when they started with the company. However, we have implemented a great training procedure. We encourage all of our employees to take the ABO within a year of starting with Cherry Optical, Inc.

What do enjoy doing in your spare time? I like to shop, garden, and read.

What inspires you? I’m inspired by the continuous growth I see in our employees’ knowledge and skill sets.

What music are you embarrassed to like? A lot of people probably don’t know I enjoy music from the big band era.

What celebrity or historical figure wears or has worn glasses best? I always notice Penelope’s glasses in the television show Criminal Minds. The actress can wear any frame.