NAGOYA, Japan, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Menicon Co., Ltd. announced the appointment of Manuel Martin as Chief Financial Officer for Europe on April 27.
Martin joins Menicon with over 15 years' experience in finance covering diverse companies and sectors. During this time, he has headed projects on organizational change, working capital, methods for controlling and auditing, and new business strategies as well as implementation of internal processes and systems.
Over the past three years, he has been the Chief Financial Officer for a large Spanish real estate valuation company, where he was responsible for the implementation of all financial policies and internal control systems both nationally and internationally, as well as supporting the launch of new companies and business units. More recently, he has been actively involved in M&A projects ultimately leading to managing the sale of the company to the biggest venture capital firm in the USA.
Martin has a degree in Business Administration, a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Finance.
"I am thrilled to join the Menicon team," said Martin. "Menicon has made several key acquisitions in recent years, becoming a growing and innovative industry leader. Coming in at such an exciting and crucial time in Menicon's corporate history, I will do my best in building Menicon into a global enterprise."
Toshio Matsushima, Menicon's General Manager, Global Business Strategies, commented: "We are very happy to welcome Mr. Martin on board. The depth of his experience and leadership in guiding world-class operations in companies of very different nature is a tremendous asset to Menicon."
Menicon Co., Ltd. (www.menicon.com), founded by Mr. Kyoichi Tanaka in 1951, is Japan's first and largest contact lens manufacturer, and now is represented in over 30 countries. Menicon is a manufacturer dedicated to all areas of soft and GP contact lens-related businesses including material development, lens designing, and manufacturing of contact lenses and care solutions. Menicon is a world leader in the development of hyper-Dk GP (Menicon Z) and soft contact lenses (Menicon PremiO).
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