Darryl Lemecha named Chief Technology Officer of VSP Global
Creating integrated technology solutions that power VSP Global strategy is key focus
Rancho Cordova, Calif., (March 21, 2013) – Today, VSP Global® announced Darryl Lemecha has been named Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of VSP Global. Lemecha, who most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Eyefinity®, succeeds former VSP Global CTO Jim McGrann, who will now focus solely on his role as president of VSP Vision Care.
“A strong technological foundation powers the companies of VSP Global, enabling us to create programs, products and services that meet the needs of independent eyecare professionals as well as those of the companies and individuals that purchase our insurance plans,” said VSP Global CEO Rob Lynch. “Darryl’s more than two decades in technology leadership roles have equipped him to meet the challenges of a global organization that must remain agile and integrated.”
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, Lemecha has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Manitoba. Before entering the optical industry with Eyefinity® in May 2011, he was an award-winning senior technology leader in a range of industries—from financial services to retail organizations. Lemecha’s past accolades include being named one of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders, recognition as CIO of the Year by CIO Canada Magazine, and two-time finalist for the Georgia CIO of the Year.
“The optical industry and market expectations are evolving rapidly,” said Lemecha. “I’m excited to lead VSP Global in the application of innovative technologies that enable our businesses to accelerate speed to market and, in turn, help independent eyecare professionals respond to the shifting needs of their patients. We’ll focus on delivering leading-edge solutions that optimize processes across VSP Global lines of business to enhance the customer experience and advance the industry.”
About VSP Global
VSP GlobalSM includes VSP Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the United States with 59 million members; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers, designers and distributors of quality fashion and technologically-advanced eyewear and sunwear; Eyefinity® which offers innovative solutions and the premier management software and technology to improve overall practice management and patient experience; VSP Optics Group, industry leaders in new technologies, production processes, service and logistics.
To date, through VSP community outreach programs such as VSP Mobile Eyes® and Sight for Students®, and through relationships including those with the American Red Cross and Prevent Blindness America, VSP has invested more than $151 million in free eyecare and eyewear for more than 805,000 adults and children in need throughout the United States.