CooperVision Opens Applications for 2024 Best Practices Honorees and Student Scholarship Recipients

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Thursday, September 21, 2023 12:15 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision announced its ninth annual search for the nation’s Best Practices and student honorees. The initiative brings together eyecare practices from all corners of the country that are committed to advancing the profession.

Jim McGrann Appointed CEO and David Spear Named President and Chief Strategy Officer of Advancing Eyecare in Leadership Transition

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:00 PM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Advancing Eyecare, a leading North America provider of ophthalmic instruments, today announced the appointments of Jim McGrann as chief executive officer and David Spear as president and chief strategy officer, both effective immediately, as the company positions itself for its next phase of growth. Advancing Eyecare is an alliance of industry leaders offering comprehensive ophthalmic solutions, including Lombart Healthcare, Marco Healthcare, Enhanced Medical Services, Veatch Ophthalmic Instruments, Santinelli International/Sios, Innova Medical and S40Optik. McGrann has 25 years of experience in vision care, including roles as president and CEO of VSP Vision, and chairman and CEO of the Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA), which VSP acquired in October 2022.

The Eye Consortium Announces Key Additions to its Leadership Team

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Monday, September 18, 2023 12:27 AM FORT WORTH, Texas and LOS ANGELES—The Eye Consortium (TEC), a fast-growing alliance group for independent practitioners, announced key additions to its leadership team. “We could not be more thrilled to announce the key appointments of Dr. Ryan Wineinger, VP of network, as well as Dr. Brad Gollinger, Dr. Lori Duquette, and Linda Duquette as key opinion leaders,” said Matt Alpert, OD, co-founder of TEC. “These doctors are industry veterans who have served in key leadership positions in various organizations throughout the eyecare and optical industry.

Treehouse Eyes Adds to Leadership Team and Surpasses 70 U.S. Locations

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Monday, September 18, 2023 12:21 AM BOULDER, Colo.—Treehouse Eyes, a leader in myopia management treatment, has made key additions to its leadership team to fuel the next phase of growth to help more children get myopia treatment.

Alex Gorsky Joins Neurotech’s Board as Lead Director

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Friday, September 15, 2023 12:15 AM CUMBERLAND, Rhode Island—Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private clinical stage biotech company, has announced that Alex Gorsky has been elected to Neurotech’s board as lead director. Gorsky is the former chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson. Under Gorsky’s leadership, Johnson & Johnson grew to become one of the world’s largest diversified health care companies and one of the foremost innovators in research and development for emerging health technologies.

Oxular Announces Appointment of Mark Gaffney as Chief Executive Officer

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Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:21 AM OXFORD, United Kingdom and CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Oxular Limited, a clinical-stage ophthalmic company developing treatments for retinal disorders, announced that Mark Gaffney has been appointed as chief executive officer and member of the board of directors.

Gatorz Eyewear Welcomes Marilyse Gagnon as Product Line Director

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Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:18 AM YUMA, Ariz.—Gatorz Eyewear has announced the addition of Marilyse Gagnon to the team as product line director. Gagnon brings over a decade of experience in the eyewear industry to the new position.

Steven Fusco Joins Bruder Healthcare as National Account Director

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:18 AM ATLANTA—Bruder Healthcare, a Hilco Vision Company, and a leading provider of innovative health care solutions, has announced the addition of Steven Fusco to its team as national account director. In his new role, Fusco will develop initiatives, foster partnerships, and accelerate growth opportunities to expand the company's reach and impact within the eyecare sector, the company said.

EyeCare Partners' CEO David A. Clark Leaves the Company, Benjamin Breier Named Interim CEO

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Friday, September 8, 2023 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners, LLC, the leading network of clinically integrated eyecare, and one of the largest provider groups in the U.S., announced yesterday that David A. Clark, who has served as chief executive officer since 2021, has left the organization. Benjamin Breier will serve as interim CEO and the search for a new CEO is in process. Breier is head of U.S. Private Equity Health and Life at Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm.

Europa Names Melanie Burns Vice President of Product Development

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Thursday, September 7, 2023 12:24 AM VERNON HILLS, Ill.—Europa has announced Melanie Burns has joined the executive team as vice president of product development. Burns will be responsible for setting the product strategy for Europa’s full portfolio of proprietary brands, and will oversee all aspects of the frame product lifestyle.

Morel Names Zachary Milam National Sales Director

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Thursday, August 24, 2023 12:21 AM WYCKOFF, N.J.—Morel Eyewear has announced Zachary Milam as the company’s new national sales director. He brings a wealth of experience in the eyewear industry to lead Morel’s sales efforts and drive growth.

HelpMeSee Names Dr. Bonnie Henderson as Interim President and CEO

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Thursday, August 17, 2023 12:18 AM JERSEY CITY, N.J.—Dr. Bonnie Henderson has been named interim president and CEO of HelpMeSee, a global nonprofit that provides cataract treatment training using its simulation-based training system to increase access to treatment and eradicate cataract blindness.

The McGee Group Promotes Kathryn Simpson to Sales Development Director

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023 12:18 AM MARIETTA, Ga.—The McGee Group has announced the promotion of Kathryn Simpson to the position of sales development director.

Bausch + Lomb Solidifies Leadership Team

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Friday, August 4, 2023 12:21 AM VAUGHAN, Ontario—Bausch + Lomb Corp. announced changes to its executive leadership team including the creation of two new roles. The moves build on a reorganization announced in early June after Brent Saunders, chairman and CEO, rejoined Bausch + Lomb.

BostonSight Elects Two New Board Members

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Thursday, July 27, 2023 12:15 AM NEEDHAM, Mass.—BostonSight, a nonprofit eye health care organization and research center, announced they have elected Pamela Anderson, Esq. as chairperson of the BostonSight board of directors and Donna Desmond, MBA, CPA, as a board director.