About Us

The Newton Group has been proudly serving eye care professionals since 1982. From our beginning in the basement of Dr. James Bond’s practice, we quickly grew to become an industry leader in providing services for the independent practitioner community. Today, we are one of the largest purchasing alliances in the country, processing and shipping thousands of frames, lenses, and soft contact lens orders daily for members nationwide. With your interests being our top priority, we provide a full range of business solutions and tools to help your practice thrive. We truly understand the constantly changing needs and new challenges facing our members in this dynamic industry, and we are your partner for success.

Distribution

Take advantage of substantial savings by purchasing from The Newton Group, one of the largest authorized contact lens distributors in the country. We stock product from all of the major contact lens manufacturers, including Alcon (Ciba Vision), Bausch & Lomb, Cooper Vision, Vistakon--Johnson and Johnson Vision, Clerio Vision, and X-Cel Specialty Contacts. We pride ourselves on great quality service and attention to your account needs.

Ophthalmic Buying Group

No matter how large or small your practice, we can help you become more profitable by combining your purchasing power with a large and varietal combination of other practices. Building off of our foundation of purchasing power, distribution, and centralized billing, we aim to provide you the tools to not only to compete, but to thrive. Our goal is to assist you in the frame management of your practice as well, while still allowing you to maintain complete control so you can spend more time in the exam room and be provided the information and tools you need. With our team's help, let us work together to help increase your cost savings opportunities, strengthen your staff's service ratings and performance levels, and capture the larger share of your local market(s). Together, this unique community is truly stronger.

Transition Consulting Services

Please contact us if you have any interest in making the transition of ownership of your practice a smoother and easier process. Whether planning to sell your practice to an existing doctor or perhaps considering joining a new team or buying yourself, it is our pleasure to discuss your business needs in fine-tuned detail with you upon request.


Meet the Team

Randi Bond, President/Owner
While born in southern California, Randi considers herself a native Iowan (Newtonian to be exact). Attending pre-school and K-12 in Newton, plus having two local eye doctors as parents, she grew up being a close part of this “small city” of Iowa. Randi attended college at USC (University of Southern California) and received a B.S. from the Marshall School of Business. Her degree includes work in the Marshall Honors program for undergraduate students, as well as a major in Marketing with an emphasis in Sales Management. Originally a customer service representative and high school staff member of the distribution team, Ms. Bond returned to The Newton Group, Inc. (TNG) in 2011 for a short period to develop a new website and re-brand the company; formerly known as NPP (Newton Professional Purchasing). With technology having begun to significantly change the eye care industry sales and general landscape, this vital design provided an integrated system for TNG’s members to use. Randi also spent about 15 years developing the brand and sales model for her family’s entrepreneurial new inclusive resort in the Ozark Mountains, Stonewater Cove (stonewatercove.com). After fully creating a strong 5-star brand with her focus on this project on Table Rock Lake, Randi came back to both revive and expand her network and love for the eye care industry and ophthalmic community at TNG. Now working as the Director of The Newton Group, Inc. for the last few years, it is her goal to increase and strengthen the eye care industry as a whole (because, as she would say, “the eyes are the window to the soul…, and doctors are healers: You can do the math”). The new site and web portal for contacts and billing that she had originally designed is still in use today, and was again re-branded by Ms. Bond in 2018 for a refreshed look. TNG understands the importance of accuracy and functionality, whereas the site is now continuously updated as technology grows. Having The Newton Group be a transformative part of her early years, as well as being heavily involved in the luxury travel industry as well as the music recording industry, great customer service and managing to a high level of attention to detail are her strong suits; serving to ensure that The Newton Group, Inc. be a vital partner for eye care practices everywhere.

Tammy Mortensen, General Manager
Tammy started with The Newton Group in 1996 as the membership coordinator. Since that time she has held multiple positions in the billing department, finance department, and computer department. She earned a degree in Information Technology and has further education in Accounting. Currently she is the General Manager as well as the Controller. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and family. Tammy and her husband both enjoy photography and geocaching. They have been able to combine the hobbies by traveling extensively across the U.S. in pursuit of the "find" along with taking landscape and wildlife photos. Five weeks in Alaska was her most memorable trip. Tammy also enjoys spending nights in her observatory viewing and taking photos of the night sky.

Brent Holtsclaw, IT Director
Brent was born in Newton, IA - raised in and graduated from MHS in Marshalltown, IA. An Army Veteran, Brent was positioned as a Radio Teletype Operator in an Armor Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division; Germany & 24th Infantry Division Artillery, Georgia. After serving in the military, Brent studied Computer Science at Marshalltown Community College. Mr. Holtsclaw started at The Newton Group, Inc. in October 1990 and is now head of the IT department.

Gabe Coady, Tech Support
Gabe started at The Newton Group in the summer of 2019, in the Distribution Department. He now works in the I.T. Department under Brent, and enjoys learning new things every day. Outside of work, Gabe is an avid video game player and enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, 3 nephews, 2 nieces, and his pet, a bearded dragon.

Customer Service and Distribution Team

Terri Hernandez, Manager
Terri has worked at The Newton Group since 1999. She started working in the Distribution area of the company, and a few years after moved to the Customer Service department. She enjoys talking to many different offices that Newton works with and getting to know the office staff. Outside of work, she has two kids that keep her very busy with all of their sports (Soccer Mom) and extra-curricular activities in the community. Terri enjoys shopping, hanging out with family and friends, being outdoors, reading, and going to any kind of sporting events.

Amy Malek, Accounting Superviser
Amy started with The Newton Group in 2019 as part of the accounting team. She came to us with a background in accounting and office management. Currently she is the Accounting Manager as well as Human Resources. When not at work, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and family. Amy enjoys talking about her family that includes her five children, three grandchildren, and a couple of furry friends. Amy enjoys giving to others, traveling, putting together lego’s, camping, seeing large bodies of water, and finding new ways to relax.

Deb Damman
Deb started at The Newton Group December 1997 and works in Distribution; now department lead. In her free time, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their family and being outside.

Brenda Chisholm
Brenda has been with The Newton Group since 1990. She started in the distribution department and moved to customer service. Outside of work she loves to spend time with her family, including 2 daughters, her grandson, 1 dog, and 1 cat. Brenda has lived in Newton her whole life and enjoys getting a massage, going to movies, shopping with friends, and watching the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears on TV with her husband during her free time.

Cindy Bruns
Cindy is happy to say she has been working at The Newton Group since April 2017. In her spare time, Cindy enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband, Tim. She enjoys spending time with family and doing volunteer work for our Veterans.

Justin Danley
Justin has been with The Newton Group since the summer of 2019. Justin works in our distribution department and is committed to get orders out in a professional timely manner. He is an environmentalist outside of work and is interested in anything to do with saving the planet.

Kathie Johnson
Kathie came to The Newton Group in 2017 with a background in retail management and accounting. She worked in the Distribution department for about a month before moving into the accounting department where she is currently working with the company. Kathie grew up in both Marshalltown, IA and the Burlington, IA areas. She moved back to the Marshalltown area for work back in 2002 and then returned to college earning a four year degree in accounting. Kathie is married with no children and enjoys gardening, bicycling, running, and especially quilting. She also enjoys math, science, and reading "how to" books and learning new skills; as well as reading Christian based novels and mysteries. Kathie has six siblings of which she is the middle child; three older brothers, two younger brothers, and one younger sister.

Signing up to become a member of The Newton Group is fast and easy. For more information please email information@newtonpro.com or call 1-800-232-5729.