ReVision Optics taps Shields as sales veep
ReVision Optics said last week it named Frank Shields to the newly created position of vice president of sales worldwide, effective immediately.
Shields spent 17 prior years with Basuch & Lomb, most recently as a regional sales manager.
“We are pleased to attract a highly talented professional like Frank to head our sales organization as we shift more focus to commercial operations. Frank has proven time and again his ability to successfully build sales teams and execute on strategies that produce results. He has first-hand experience in ophthalmic product launches and an established network of key opinion leaders. We are confident that Frank brings the expertise, vision and enthusiasm to lead our U.S. launch and grow sales in international markets. We are actively recruiting sales representatives and clinical application specialists to build out our commercial team in preparation for the U.S. launch of the Raindrop inlay in the third quarter. Our newly formed sales organization will target the approximate 2,800 surgeons who perform ophthalmic procedures in the U.S.,” CEO John Kilcoyne said in prepared remarks.
“This is truly an exciting opportunity and I look forward to working with the team at ReVision Optics to make the Raindrop Inlay a success. The Raindrop Inlay provides a compelling solution for the 30 million Americans and millions of others around the world afflicted with presbyopia. Clinical results show significantly improved near vision without loss of binocular distance vision and importantly patients report a very high rate of satisfaction,” Shields said in a press release.