Carene Kunkler

Former LensCrafters Marketing Executive

A marketing executive with more than three decades of experience, Carene Kunkler spent most of the 1990s as president of product supply for LensCrafters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Responsible for product development, purchasing, and distribution across North America, Carene Kunkler developed the industry’s first co-op program and created branded lens products such as Invisibles anti-reflective lenses and Duralens scratch-resistant lenses.

In her former role as a brand manager with Proctor and Gamble, Carene contributed to marketing and branding efforts that took Pert Shampoo from a failing product to a market leader in the beauty care arena. Her work with Proctor and Gamble garnered a World Class Copy award in the beauty care division and was featured in a Wall Street Journal profile. She also earned a mention in the autobiography of then-CEO John Pepper.

Mr. Kunkler holds a bachelor of science and a master of business administration in marketing from Michigan State University.

Cincinnati, OH, US

Work Experience

Jan 1991 - Jan 2000

Vice President Product Supply
Lens Crafters

 Jun 1983 - May 1986

Brand Manager Pert Shampoo
Procter and Gamble


Sep 1977 - Jun 1979

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Michigan State University

Sep 1973 - Jun 1977

Bachelor of Science (BS)
Michigan State University