Optovue Announces Retirement of Global Sales Chief John Hawley


John Hawley.

FREMONT, Calif.—Optovue announced the retirement of renowned industry veteran John Hawley, the company’s senior vice president of global sales. Hawley will retire on July 1, 2018 and remain with Optovue in an advisory role. “For the past 10 years, I have worked side-by-side with John as we built Optovue from a fledgling start-up to the global company we are today,” said Jay Wei, founder and chief executive officer of Optovue. “As a result of his guidance and expertise in the ocular industry, Optovue has developed a world class commercialization organization and a diverse portfolio of OCT products. He is a trusted colleague, and I feel honored to count him among my close friends.”

Hawley joined Optovue in 2008 as the company was just beginning its entry into the ophthalmic and optometric OCT markets as the vice president of business development. Within six months, he was also heading up the U.S. organization. As the company introduced its OCTA technology to markets outside the U.S., Hawley was promoted to senior vice president of global sales in 2016.

During his 35 years in ophthalmic diagnostic instrumentation, service, sales, marketing and strategic planning, Hawley also held executive and sales management positions at Heidelberg Engineering, Interzeag, BioRad and Cilco. Prior to this, he was a member of the Royal Australian Navy.