ABB OPTICAL GROUP Announces Leadership Changes
ABB OPTICAL GROUP, a leading provider of optical products and business services in the eye care industry, recently announced changes to its leadership team and an addition to its board of directors.
“ABB OPTICAL is evolving, and with our new organizational structure in place, we are better positioned to deftly navigate market changes and strategically focus on the future success of our customers,” said ABB OPTICAL GROUP Chief Executive Officer Tom Burke. “Each of these leaders brings experience, knowledge and passion to our team. I look forward to working closely with each to them as we bring our strategic vision to life and champion the customer at every turn.”
Meghan (Meg) FitzGerald
Meg FitzGerald has joined the ABB OPTICAL GROUP board of directors. FitzGerald serves as managing partner of L1 Health. With $3 billion of capital under management, L1 Health is focused on long-term value creation as the healthcare investment vehicle of LetterOne, an international investment business. Prior to L1 Health, FitzGerald was executive vice president of strategy, mergers and acquisitions and health policy at Cardinal Health and a member of the company’s executive committee. She also is a member of the board of directors for SeniorLink, an innovative proven model of in-home care for elders; Concert Pharmaceuticals, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company; GELESIS, a biotechnology company developing a novel category of potential therapies for obesity; Tenet Healthcare, a leading Fortune 200 healthcare service company; and Arix Bioscience, a public global healthcare and life sciences specialist company supporting medical innovation. Additionally, FitzGerald serves as an assistant professor at Columbia University in New York, where she teaches the business of healthcare and strategy.
Mike Bono has been named ABB OPTICAL GROUP’s new chief financial officer and will oversee the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the company. Bono has more than 30 years of financial management experience with public and private companies. Prior to joining ABB OPTICAL, he was the chief financial officer of Medical Specialties Distributors, a leading post-acute service solutions provider serving the home infusion, home medical equipment and oncology markets.
Michael Dell, Esq.
Attorney Michael Dell has been appointed as ABB OPTICAL GROUP’s general counsel, a newly created position. Dell will be responsible for leading strategic and tactical legal initiatives, providing the senior management team with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation and securing and overseeing the work of outside counsel as needed. He has more than 20 years of legal experience as an attorney and general counsel. Dell also joins ABB OPTICAL GROUP from Medical Specialties Distributors, where he served as general counsel.
Erika Jurrens has joined ABB OPTICAL GROUP as senior vice president of strategic development and commercialization. Jurrens will oversee strategy and execution of products, programs and services with a close eye on how each area of the business benefits customers and patients. Previously, Jurrens led product development and marketing as vice president for Cardinal Health, a Fortune 15 company with revenues topping $100 billion.
Previously vice president of marketing, Aaron See is now senior vice president of manufacturer partnerships, a newly created position. See will be responsible for all aspects of ABB OPTICAL GROUP’s vendor strategies, leading and enhancing a centralized vendor management function to develop strategic vendor partnerships, implement programs and improve processes. The 20-year industry veteran also will oversee ABB OPTICAL’s gas permeable and custom soft lenses business. Prior to joining ABB OPTICAL in 2014, See was vice president of marketing at Johnson & Johnson’s Vision Care division in Japan.
Paul Sherman has taken a new position as chief development officer. He previously led ABB OPTICAL GROUP’s finance team for eight years as chief financial officer. In his new role, Sherman will be responsible for business development, acquisitions and execution of the company’s prioritized opportunities. Sherman has more than 30 years of finance and accounting experience and has held leadership positions in public, private and private-equity owned companies. Prior to joining ABB OPTICAL, he served as chief financial officer of LNR Property Corporation, a $4 billion diversified real estate investment, finance, management and development company.
ABOUT ABB OPTICAL GROUP
ABB OPTICAL GROUP is a leading, national provider of optical products and business services in the eye care industry. The company is focused on ensuring that eye care practitioners succeed by improving efficiencies, increasing profitably and effectively navigating market changes. Among its services, ABB OPTICAL supplies nearly two-thirds of eye care professionals across the country with brand-name contact lenses, specialty contact lenses, ophthalmic lenses and more. The company also provides business-building services for its customers such as pricing strategy tools, as well as performance dashboards through its Glimpse software division and practice management solutions through Primary Eyecare Network. ABB OPTICAL’s DIGITAL EYE LAB Network utilizes cutting-edge technology to produce eyewear that is personalized to patients’ needs and lifestyles. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida, with seven additional facilities across the country, ABB OPTICAL employs more than 1,000 team members who are passionate about customer success. For more information, visit ABBOptical.com.