Ralph Cotran

Father in Syracuse, New York

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Ralph Cotran is co-owner of US Optical, the third largest independent wholesale optical lab in the USA. US Optical was created by Ralph, Ron, and Robert Cotran, three brothers, in March of 2008. US Optical grew to become the third largest independent optical lab in only 5 years by creating a unique 24-Hour Turnaround business model, promoting and focusing on new technologies and establishing a customer service that is accessible, knowledgeable and most importantly, easy to work with. Ralph is in charge of the marketing and sales department at US Optical, and has created successful marketing promotions which have aided the impressive growth at US Optical.

When he’s not at work, Ralph enjoys spending time with his family, including his brothers, mother, nephew, and niece. Their time together is usually spent at large gatherings with family and friends over a meal or barbecue. Ralph enjoys cuisines from all over the world, including American, Italian, Chinese, Greek, Lebanese, French, and his all-time favorite, sushi.

Ralph lives in Syracuse, NY, which he finds beautiful across all seasons. He is a big fan of Syracuse University Sports and often attends football and basketball games. Soccer is another passion of Ralph's, and he enjoys watching games and playing in a local recreational league. He often speaks writes about sports in his blog. While most of Ralph's favorite soccer teams are international and overseas. However, Ralph is extremely excited for the newest New York soccer team, the NYFC (New York Football Club) plays matches at Yankee Stadium.

  • Work
    • US Optical
  • Education
    • MBA Syracuse University
    • BA Economics, Albright College