PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- CooperVision today announced that Richard Clompus, OD, FAAO, has joined the company as vice president, global professional relations within the Global Commercial Strategy team. Dr. Clompus will support clinical studies, education, and professional affairs on a worldwide basis in order to further establish CooperVision's position in the global contact lens industry.
"Richard brings a wealth of experience and technical expertise to this role," said Jeffrey A. McLean, executive vice president, Global Commercial Strategy, CooperVision. "We look forward to his contribution as we continue to develop our professional relations strategy, clinical programs, and enhance the overall experience of our customers."
Dr. Clompus most recently served as director of The Vision Care Institute, LLC, supporting student and doctor education in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Prior to that, he was part of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care where he held leadership positions within The Spectacle Lens Group and Vistakon. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, charter member of the AOA Contact Lens Section, and Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Clompus was also in private practice for 20 years, establishing an innovative optometric practice in West Chester, Pa., providing multidisciplinary eye care and contact lens specialty services. He has exceptional expertise in the use of multimedia technologies for presentations and training, published many journal articles, and is a contributing author to several publications. Dr. Clompus graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and completed a family practice residency at the University of Alabama School of Optometry in Birmingham.
He and his family will be relocating to CooperVision's global headquarters in Pleasanton, Calif.
CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE: COO), is one of the world's leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. Dedicated to enhancing the contact lens experience for practitioners and patients, CooperVision specializes in lenses for astigmatism, presbyopia, and ocular dryness. CooperVision manufactures a full array of monthly, two-week, and daily disposable contact lenses featuring advanced materials and optics. For more information, visit www.coopervision.com.