Bausch + Lomb Names Sheila Hopkins Global President, Vision Care

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ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Bausch + Lomb announced that it has named Sheila A. Hopkins global president of the company’s vision care business. Additionally, B+L said that two of the company’s senior executives, Peter Valenti III and Steven Robins, have assumed new roles within the organization. Hopkins will oversee the company’s contact lens and lens care product offerings, which include such brands as Biotrue, PureVision and Renu. Valenti will lead North American vision care as president and Robins has been named VP and chief marketing officer, global vision care.

Hopkins has built global brands such as Colgate and Oil of Olay through hands-on leadership roles in both retail- and professional-facing companies. She will be based at the company’s Vision Care headquarters in Rochester, N.Y., and will report to CEO Brent Saunders, the company said in a statement.

Valenti joined B+L in January 2009 from Covidien where he led U.S. sales and marketing strategy for the company’s $1 billion product portfolio. Prior to Covidien, he spent 12 years with Johnson & Johnson in a variety of U.S. and international roles, and earlier in his career he held brand management roles with Procter & Gamble Co., the company said.

B+L added that Robins arrived at the company shortly after Valenti in May 2009 with approximately two decades of consumer healthcare experience at companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Warner Lambert.