More Speakers Join VM Summit 'Insight, Unseen' Program on March 15 in NYC

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Monday, January 23, 2023 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Several new speakers are joining the program roster at the upcoming Vision Monday Leadership Summit, "Insight, Unseen: How Leaders Uncover, Design and Scale Innovations." The live, in-person event to be held in New York on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, will feature prominent voices and key opinion leaders in communications, business consulting, human resources, retailing and vision care. Their ideas will inform a daylong program designed for senior decision makers and influencers from throughout the optical industry and eyecare professions.

VM Leadership Summit ‘Insight, Unseen’ Announces First Speakers

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Thursday, January 19, 2023 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Organizers of the Vision Monday Leadership Summit announced the first speakers for the annual meeting, including business and health care experts who will offer insights about how leaders of companies and organizations can uncover, design and scale innovations. The VM Summit, a live, in-person event on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, will feature prominent voices and key opinion leaders in communications, business consulting, human resources, retailing and vision care. Their ideas will inform “Insight, Unseen,” a daylong program designed for senior decision makers and influencers from throughout the optical industry and eyecare professions.

Bausch + Lomb Amends CEO Separation Agreement With Joseph Papa

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Friday, December 30, 2022 12:21 AM VAUGHAN, Ontario—Bausch + Lomb Corporation (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) (B+L) announced that the company and its CEO, Joseph C. Papa, have entered into an amended and restated separation agreement.

Visionix USA Names Optical Veteran John Vulich as National Sales Manager

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Monday, November 28, 2022 12:21 AM LOMBARD, Ill.—Visionix USA, the manufacturer and marketer of eye health and med tech products formerly known as Luneau Technology, has promoted John Vulich to national sales manager for finishing, effective immediately.

Visionary Optics Names Lynette K. Johns, OD, as Director, Clinical and Scientific Affairs

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Friday, November 18, 2022 12:24 AM OAK BROOK, Ill.—Visionary Optics, a leader in the design and manufacturing of scleral lenses, has appointed Lynette K. Johns, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA, to the position of director of clinical and scientific affairs.

Heru Expands Executive Leadership Team

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Thursday, November 3, 2022 12:24 AM MIAMI—Heru Inc., a developer of an artificial intelligence-powered wearable device for ophthalmic diagnostics, announced several key executive appointments across its leadership team and board of directors to further strengthen the company’s commercial operation and support its next phase of growth. Fred Drasner, a luminary in enterprise, seasoned venture capitalist, and current Heru board member, has been appointed as Heru’s chairman of the board of directors. Drasner is currently chairman of Three Seasons Capital, a venture capital firm, and has been at the helm of numerous company portfolio exits.

Cleinman Performance Partners Welcomes New Team Member

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022 12:15 AM ONEONTA, N.Y.—Cleinman Performance Partners, a business development support network that consists of leading independent optometry practices, announced that Leslie Parmerter has joined its management team.

Lori Tierney Named President of Americas, Johnson & Johnson Vision

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Friday, October 21, 2022 12:27 AM JACKSONVILLE,  Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision has named Lori Tierney as president, Americas. In this critical leadership role, Tierney will have full accountability for shaping the strategy and driving industry-leading growth of the vision care portfolio in both North America and Latin America (LATAM). Under her leadership, she will be responsible for world-leading brands such as Acuvue contact lenses, the company said in a statement. Tierney takes over the position from Thomas Swinnen, who was named Strategic Customer Officer, Johnson & Johnson MedTech, U.S. in July, 2022. Based in Philadelphia, Pa., she will operate from the company's Jacksonville, Fla. headquarters.

Visiox Pharma Appoints Industry Veteran Cynthia Matossian, MD, as Chief Medical Officer

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Monday, October 17, 2022 12:18 AM TARRYTOWN, N.Y.—Visiox Pharma, LLC, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of ophthalmic drugs, announced the appointment of Cynthia Matossian, MD as chief medical officer.

Ocuco Appoints Clodagh Nic Canna as Chief Product Officer

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Friday, September 16, 2022 12:21 AM LARGO, Fla.—Optical software company Ocuco, has named Clodagh Nic Canna as chief product officer. Already a crucial part of Ocuco's corporate management team, Nic Canna has been leading the product development department for the past 12 years.

Former RevolutionEHR Co-Founder and CTO Jim Schneider Joins RevCycle Partners

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Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Former RevolutionEHR co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO) Jim Schneider has joined RevCycle Partners as CTO. Schneider will lead the design and build out of a comprehensive RCM (Revenue Cycle Management) portal to support RevCycle Partners’ rapidly growing team.

Prominent Ophthalmologist Will Guide Turn Bio's Search for Therapies to Cure Eye Diseases

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022 12:15 AM MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Turn Biotechnologies announced that Albert Wu, MD, PhD, will oversee its development of ophthalmic therapeutic products as an advisor to the company.

Zenni Announces Two New Key Hires to its C-Suite

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Friday, August 26, 2022 12:21 AM NOVATO, Calif.—Online eyewear retailer Zenni announced two new key hires to its C-suite to support the company’s continued growth.

Versea Holdings’ New President, Rob Sambursky, MD, Will Lead Its Expansion into Ophthalmic Market

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Monday, August 22, 2022 12:18 AM TAMPA, Fla.—Versea Holdings, a health care company engaged in commercialization of innovative diagnostics, therapeutics, and health services, announced that Rob Sambursky, MD, has joined the company as president, effective August 5, 2022.

Pacific Artisan Labs Names Jim Day Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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Monday, August 15, 2022 12:18 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—Pacific Artisan Labs and The Artisan Network have appointed Jim Day as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Based in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, he will lead the network's growth and expansion throughout the U.S. Day has served in various cross-functional roles throughout the optical industry, focusing on advancing independent eyecare practices. He began his career with Hoya Vision Care as their U.S. expansion began, operating in field sales, key and strategic account management, sales management, strategic partnerships and executive sales leadership roles.