VSP Names Warren Meyer VP of Laboratory Operations

Industry veteran brings over three decades of experience to new position
 
Rancho Cordova, CA, January 14, 2009 – VSP® today announced that Warren Meyer has been hired as vice president of laboratory operations. Meyer will oversee the operations of VSP’s four wholly-owned optical laboratories including: VSP Labs in Sacramento, Calif. and Columbus, Ohio as well as Legends 4.0 in Lewisville, Texas and Ultra Lens in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Additionally, Meyer will participate in directing ophthalmic purchasing, quality assurance and technology efforts across VSP’s lab network.
 
“We are fortunate and thrilled to have someone of Warren’s caliber join our organization,” said Don Oakley, president of ophthalmic operations. “Warren possesses the perfect combination of technical knowledge, managerial skills and commitment to innovation that will help elevate our lab network to the next level.”
 
Meyer has been involved in the optical lab industry for more than thirty-six years. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded CustomEyes in 1989 and Perfect Optics in 2006. Meyer also served as vice president of operations for the western region of Essilor Labs from 2000-2003.
 
“I am delighted to be joining VSP at such an exciting time in their history,” said Meyer. “Philosophically, we are perfectly aligned and I look forward to working with a fine team of people who are dedicated to serving our doctors and their patients with great products and outstanding service.”
 
About VSP Global
VSP GlobalSM is composed of a complementary group of leading companies, all working together to meet and exceed today’s eyecare professionals’ business needs. The companies include VSP® Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the United States; Marchon® and Altair®, cutting-edge manufacturers, designers, and distributors of quality fashion and technologically advanced sunwear and eyewear; Eye Designs, a leader in the design of custom interiors and merchandising systems for the optical industry; Eyefinity®OfficeMate®, innovative e-commerce and practice management solutions, and electronic medical records software; and VSP Optics Group, offering ophthalmic products and providing technologically advanced lab services. VSP Global, combining the strength and expertise of each of these companies, offers a choice of integrated eyecare and eyewear programs and services that enhance eyecare professionals’ ability to deliver the best patient experience and build a thriving business.
 
Since 1997, VSP has provided more than 553,000 low-income, uninsured children with free eyecare. Through relationships including those with the American Diabetes Association and Prevent Blindness America, VSP promotes the importance of annual eye exams for maintaining eye health and overall wellness.

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