Leybold Optics Names Ronald Cooke, Jr. as Director of Sales for Ophthalmic Products North America By Staff Friday, July 19, 2013 12:33 AM CARY, N.C.— Leybold Optics, based here, announced that Ronald Cooke, Jr. has joined the company as director of sales for ophthalmic products, North America. Cooke will be responsible for sales of ophthalmic products in the U.S. and Canada. Cooke comes to Leybold Optics with 21 years of sales and management experience in the optical industry working for Diversified Ophthalmics. His positions there included vice president of sales and marketing and chief operating officer. Cooke earned a bachelor’s degree at Ohio University, an associate’s degree in optical science at Southern Ohio University and an MBA from Thomas Moore College. He is an Ohio state licensed optician and served on the board of directors for Diversified Ophthalmics. Currently, he is a member of the Vision Council’s Lab Division Steering committee. "I am happy to have Ronald join our ranks," said George Kim, president of Leybold Optics. "His long experience in lab operations, sales and deep product knowledge will be a great asset to both Leybold Optics and the labs."