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Shopko Optical Welcomes New Regional Manager

July 28, 2021

Eric Kohlbeck joins team with diverse leadership experience 


GREEN BAY, Wis.Shopko Optical, a leader in providing trusted eye care services to communities for over 40 years, is pleased to welcome Eric Kohlbeck to its leadership team as regional manager. In his position, Kohlbeck will oversee Shopko Optical centers in central and northwest Wisconsin in addition to locations in Michigan’s upper peninsula.

“Eric has extensive knowledge in district leadership and has a robust history with the company,”

said Russ Steinhorst, Shopko Optical CEO. “We are excited to have him join the team to accelerate our growth in both Wisconsin and Michigan.”

Prior to joining Shopko Optical, Kohlbeck served as a district leader at Pet Smart where he focused on providing strategic leadership, planning, and execution of solutions for current and future business needs. In addition, Kohlbeck served in many managerial and supervisory roles at Shopko for over 18 years. He also served on the Kiel Police Department from 2005 to 2015.

In his new role, Kohlbeck will oversee 13 Shopko Optical centers in Wisconsin and three Shopko Optical centers in Michigan.

Kohlbek graduated from Lakeshore Technical College with his associate’s degree in criminal justice and police science.


About Shopko Optical
Shopko Optical, the trade name of Shoptikal LLC, is an affiliate of Monarch Alternative Capital LP. For more than 40 years, Shopko Optical has provided excellent patient-centric care and high-quality eyewear through its dedicated team of nearly 700 optometrists (independent doctors of optometry in IA, ID, MT, SD, and WA) and opticians. Shopko Optical expects further growth in 2021 and beyond. For more information, visit Shopko.com.

For More Information, Contact:
Chloe Albrecht
Public Relations Manager, Element
Phone: (920) 702-1245
Email: chloe@goelement.com

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