Calhoun Vision said yesterday that it’s replacing CEO Verne Sharma with Rick Heinick, a former Bausch & Lomb executive who helped lead the firm until its acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX, TSE:VRX) in 2013.
Heinick’s résumé includes stints as executive vice president & chief human resources & transformation officer at Bausch & Lomb, executive vice president of construction firm Aecom and senior partner at Schaffer Consulting. He was also the founder & CEO of Personal Performance Software.
"Rick’s experience and proven leadership ability is crucial to Calhoun as we focus on the vital task of obtaining FDA approval for the light-adjustable lens. Rick has a demonstrated track record of forming and leading high performance teams that get results," Calhoun Vision chairman Andy Corley said in prepared remarks.
The LAL device uses a unique blend of light-sensitive polymers to create a customized lens to correct astigmatism, myopia and hyperopia, Sharma told MassDevice.com last year.
"Calhoun’s novel LAL technology allows ophthalmologists to tailor the power of an intraocular lens after implantation in the eye following cataract surgery, providing unparalleled customization for patients," Heinick said in a statement. "I look forward to working with the Calhoun team to advance this groundbreaking technology to address unmet needs in ophthalmology, as well as positioning the company for continued growth and success."
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