Ophthalmic Medtech Startup OcuDoc Names Grady Lenski as CEO

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Friday, December 3, 2021 12:30 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio—Columbus-based ophthalmic medtech startup OcuDoc has named veteran optical industry executive Grady Lenski as chief executive officer. In his new role, Lenski will draw on his extensive experience and deep relationships across the industry to help the firm launch and market a mobile autorefractor known as OcuDoc Mobile that is developing. “Grady is a globally-minded optical industry executive with experience in the C-suite, as a board member, and as consultant for several world-class organizations—he’s the perfect leader for the team as it finalizes development and commercial planning,” emphasized OcuDoc board member and optical industry trailblazer, E. Dean Butler.

Steven Haifawi Named President of Hoya Vision Care, Canada

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Friday, December 3, 2021 12:18 AM MISSISSAUGA, Ontario—Ophthalmic lens technology leader Hoya Vision Care announced this week that Steven Haifawi has been named president of Hoya Vision Care, Canada. In this position, Haifawi will be responsible for providing the vision for growth, short- and long-term company strategy, and commercial leadership for Canada. Haifawi is highly regarded as a collaborative and engaging leader who brings a wealth of knowledge and an array of industry experience, according to the announcement from the company.

Transitions Optical Announces 2021-2022 Transitions Diversity Advisory Board

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Thursday, December 2, 2021 12:27 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical has announced the members of its Diversity Advisory Board for 2021-2022.

Hubble Names Rachael Durkin as VP, Merchandising and Strategy, Amid Plans for Further Expansion in Vision Care

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Thursday, December 2, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Vision Path Inc., the parent company that owns Hubble Contacts and ContactsCart, has named former Walmart executive Rachael Durkin as vice president of merchandising and strategy.

Samuel D. Pierce, OD, Named AOAExcel Chairman, Succeeding Founding Chairman Joe Ellis, OD

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Monday, November 29, 2021 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The AOAExcel board of directors has unanimously elected Samuel D. Pierce, OD, to chairman of the board for AOAExcel.

CooperCompanies Expands Corporate Role of Dan McBride and Promotes Jerry Warner to President of CooperVision

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Friday, November 19, 2021 12:30 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperCompanies (NYSE: COO) on Thursday announced two senior leadership changes that will enable the company to maximize current and future opportunities. Effective Feb. 1, 2022, Dan McBride, who is executive vice president (EVP) and chief operating officer of CooperCompanies, will take on additional responsibilities that span the organization. In conjunction with this move, Jerry Warner EVP, Americas and global commercial functions of CooperVision, will be promoted to president of CooperVision, effective Feb. 1, the announcement noted.

Euclid Systems Names Key Leadership Hires and Announces Major Facility Expansion

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Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:21 AM STERLING, Va.—Euclid Systems Corporation, a global leader in advanced orthokeratology and proactive myopia management, announced two additions to its leadership team as well as the expansion of its manufacturing facility here.

RestoringVision Appoints Jayanth Bhuvaraghan and Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Ann Peters to its Board of Directors

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Friday, November 12, 2021 12:24 AM SAN FRANCISCO—RestoringVision, a leading global nonprofit dedicated to addressing the unmet need for eyeglasses in impoverished communities across the globe, announced the appointments of Jayanth Bhuvaraghan and Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters to its board of directors.

EyeCare Partners Strengthens Executive Leadership Team With Addition of Chief Marketing Officer

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners (ECP), the leading clinically integrated network of ophthalmology and optometry providers, said Tuesday that Nivine B. Woods will join the company’s executive leadership team as chief marketing officer (CMO) on Nov. 15.

TearLab Appoints James Mazzo to Board of Directors Following Recent Restructuring

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:15 AM SOUTHLAKE, Texas—TearLab Corp., an ophthalmic diagnostics company that develops and markets laboratory point of care technologies that enable ECPs to improve standard of care, has added James V. Mazzo to the company's board of directors.

Prevent Blindness Names Chair-Elect, Two New Members to National Board of Directors

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021 12:18 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has announced that Jim McGrann, chairman and CEO of Healthy Eyes Advantage + PECAA (HEA + PECAA), has been named chair-elect of the Prevent Blindness board of directors.

Visioneering Technologies Appoints Dr. Ashley Tuan as CMO

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Monday, November 8, 2021 12:24 AM ATLANTA—Visioneering Technologies, based here, has named Ashley Tuan, OD, PhD as chief medical officer.

American Association of Corporate Optometrists Names Melonie Clemmons, OD, as its New President

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Friday, November 5, 2021 12:21 AM MILWAUKEE, Wis.—The American Association of Corporate Optometrists’ (AACO) board of directors announced that Melonie Clemmons, OD of Ellijay, Georgia, has been appointed president of the organization.

Visus Therapeutics Names Two Eyecare Experts to Key Roles

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Friday, November 5, 2021 12:18 AM SEATTLE—Visus Therapeutics, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company that develops ophthalmic therapies, announced the appointment of ophthalmology and industry expert David Guyer, MD, as the chairman of the board after serving as an advisor since the company’s inception.

Coburn Technologies Names Lynn Nichols as Digital Marketing and Trade Show Specialist

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Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:15 AM SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn.—Coburn Technologies announced that Lynn Nichols has joined its marketing team as the digital marketing and trade show specialist. In this role, Nichols will develop and implement marketing campaigns and strategies to promote the Coburn Technologies brand through the planning, logistics and support of all North American trade shows, as well as digital marketing efforts through various media platforms. “Lynn brings a full range of industry knowledge and marketing expertise to Coburn, having spent decades in roles specializing in digital media, print, web, trade show management and website development. Paired with her history working in the optical industry, she will be a strong addition to the Coburn team,” stated Coburn’s president, Alex Incera.