VisionCare Announces Management Promotions
SARATOGA, Calif., March 28, 2014
SARATOGA, Calif., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --VisionCare Ophthalmic
Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the
treatment of age-related macular degeneration, today announced two promotions
within its management team. Chet Kumar has been appointed Vice President,
Sales & Market Development; Mr. Kumar most recently was the Company's Vice
President, Market & Business Development.
Mr. Kumar has more than fifteen years of successful experience in ophthalmic
businesses including leadership positions in the fields of market development,
business development and marketing. Prior to joining VisionCare, Mr. Kumar
served in marketing positions with Oculex Pharmaceuticals, a company that was
acquired by Allergan.
"We are very pleased to have Chet leading our sales and market development
teams. He has played a pivotal role in the growth of VisionCare, development
of its CentraSight treatment program, and creation of patient access through
coverage and reimbursement. He has performed admirably in positions of
increasing management and operational responsibility," commented Allen W.
Hill, VisionCare's President and CEO.
Mr. Kumar holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of
Southern California and a BA in Psychology from the University of California,
VisionCare also announces the promotion of Reena Mishra to Senior Director of
Marketing. Ms. Mishra joined VisionCare in 2011 and has rapidly taken on
broadened responsibilities for marketing and related areas since joining the
Company. Ms. Mishra, with this promotion, is responsible for global
marketing, practice development, and case management.
Ms. Mishra brings more than eleven years of line marketing experience to her
position in medical device technology companies in both high growth and
development stages. Her experience includes marketing positions with Pivot
Medical, Spinal Modulation and ArthroCare Corporation.
"Reena has demonstrated, during her three years at VisionCare, to be a broadly
capable, creative and resourceful marketing executive," related Allen W. Hill,
VisionCare's CEO. "With this promotion, Reena will have broader
responsibilities including practice development and the company's
CentraSight^® Access case management program."
Ms. Mishra holds a MBA from Santa Clara University, a MA in Kinesiology from
San Jose State University, and a BA in Kinesiology from Occidental College.
VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Saratoga, CA, is a
privately-held company focused on development, manufacturing, and marketing of
implantable ophthalmic devices and technologies that are intended to
significantly improve vision and quality of life for individuals with
end-stage age-related macular degeneration. VisionCare's Implantable Miniature
Telescope was invented by company founders Yossi Gross and Isaac Lipshitz.
Information on VisionCare can be found at www.visioncareinc.net. Patients and
physicians can find more information about the telescope implant and related
treatment program at www.CentraSight.com or by calling 1-877-99-SIGHT.
SOURCE VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc.
Contact: Richard Powers, Executive Vice President, (408) 872-9393,
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