Alcon Announces Clark as GM of U.S. Vision Care and Anderson as Director of Professional Education

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FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon (SIX/NYSE:ALC) said this week that it has welcomed “two key additions to its U.S. vision care team.” They are: Sean Clark, who was appointed general manager, U.S. vision care, and Dr. Kristin Anderson, who joined Alcon as the director of professional education, U.S. vision care and dry eye. The announcement came as Alcon issued its schedule of events for this week meeting of the American Optometric Association (AOA) at Optometry’s Meeting in St. Louis.

“It’s an exciting time to be at Alcon, and I’m thrilled to be attending this year’s Optometry’s Meeting in my new role as head of the U.S. vision care business,” Clark said in the announcement. “We continue our strong commitment to helping people see brilliantly by meeting the needs of patients and the eye doctors who serve them. We are also excited to showcase our latest innovations, practice insights and educational resources.”

Clark most recently was head of the vision care business unit for Alcon Japan. He has more than 10 years of experience each in the vision care and consumer goods industries, and started in the eyecare industry at CIBA Vision before the integration with Alcon in 2012. His career includes work with leading Fortune 500 companies, including General Electric, Procter & Gamble and Galderma.

Anderson joins Alcon in the newly created role of director of professional education – U.S. vision care and dry eye. She will lead professional education, training strategy and tactics for vision care and dry eye, including the Alcon Experience Academy in Fort Worth. Anderson received her degree from Illinois College of Optometry and, in her most recent role, served as vice president for institutional advancement at Southern College of Optometry.

Also at the meeting in St. Louis, Alcon Medical Affairs will preview the latest clinical-science focused white papers, including a white paper discussing the impact of pupil size on multifocal contact lens performance.