CooperVision Appoints Aragon as Senior Vice President, Global Professional and Clinical Affairs

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PLEASANTON, Calif.— CooperVision, Inc., a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE: COO), has announced the appointment of Juan Carlos Aragon, OD to the newly established role of senior vice president, global professional and clinical affairs, effective immediately.

Aragon is now responsible for creating, implementing, and managing the company’s professional and clinical affairs strategy worldwide, reflecting CooperVision’s continued growth in developed and emerging markets, the company said.

Aragon has nearly three decades of experience in professional services, sales, marketing, general management and business development within the global ophthalmic industry. Since 2000, he has worked in various international roles within CooperVision, and most recently led the company’s Latin America commercial operations and Americas region business development initiatives. He previously held leadership roles with Ocular Sciences, CIBA Vision and Bausch + Lomb.

Aragon also chairs the global development board for Optometry Giving Sight, the nonprofit organization CooperVision supports as a global platinum sponsor.

“I am enthusiastic about leading CooperVision’s global efforts to expand our presence among eyecare communities, professional associations and academic institutions,” said Aragon. “Although we have always closely collaborated with eyecare practitioners worldwide, this newly created role presents an opportunity to further strengthen and deepen those relationships.”

“We’re thrilled to add JC to our Global Strategy team, where his blend of international experience, practitioner knowledge and market insights will be of tremendous value,” said Andrew Sedgwick, CooperVision’s executive vice president of commercial strategy and business development.

Aragon is based at CooperVision headquarters here.