Michael Hoster, at left, and James Henne.

Jobson Medical Information has announced that Michael Hoster, a 13-year veteran of the company, has been named Publisher of the Review Group of publications and services. This includes the titles Review of Optometry, Review of Ophthalmology, Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses and Retina Specialist, as well as a host of affiliated websites, e-newsletters and other digital products designed to provide robust clinical insight and education to optometrists and ophthalmologists.

Mr. Hoster assumed the position previously held by veteran publisher and industry icon James Henne since 2014. “Mike has been an instrumental player at the Review Group for 13 years, playing key roles on our editorial and sales teams,” said Marc Ferrara, president of Jobson’s Optical Group. “Of course, we will all miss Jim Henne, who has done an outstanding job leading the Review Group. Jim's insights, leadership skills and witty charm make him a very unique leader.”

Mr. Hoster has spent his entire professional career at Jobson, beginning as an Associate Editor for Review of Optometry in 2007. He also served as the magazine’s Managing Editor from 2012 through 2014. Mr. Hoster transitioned to Review’s sales team in 2015. “Mike has become an extremely valuable team member over this period and has developed a keen understanding of the markets we serve and the products we deliver,” added Mr. Ferrara.

“The Review Group has a sterling reputation for providing the most cutting-edge, clinically relevant information available to the eye care community,” said Mr. Hoster. “Jim has been an invaluable leader to our group, a consummate mentor to me and a true inspiration to our entire company. I look forward to following in his footsteps and working with our team in an effort to serve all the needs of our readers and industry partners."