By Martin Burns
David Moreira has become vice president of marketing at custom contact lens materials company Menicon America, it has been revealed.
Mr Moreira, who has 20 years of experience in the contact lens and ophthalmic industry and has previously worked for companies including Bausch + Lomb, Paragon Vision Sciences and Advanced Vision Research, will report to Jonathan Jacobson, president of Menicon America.
According to Mr Moreira, the recent acquisition of Lagado makes it a "very exciting" time to join Menicon.
He explained: "The Lagado business opens new doors for Menicon and I look forward to working with the team to combine our strengths in order to better serve the needs of the custom lab channel and specialty contact lens fitter community."
Meanwhile, Mr Jacobson said he is "very happy" to welcome Mr Moreira on board, as his experience in the custom contact lens materials and related lens care market will play a "critical role" in expanding the firm"s business in the Americas and worldwide.
by Emily Tait