ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Bausch & Lomb has named A. Robert D. Bailey corporate vice president and general counsel. Bailey, 44, was most recently vice president, assistant general counsel and assistant secretary for the Company.
Bailey re-joined Bausch & Lomb in 1997 after serving as associate general counsel and assistant secretary at Goulds Pumps, Inc. from 1995-1997. He first joined at Bausch & Lomb as counsel from 1994 to 1995. He began his legal career as an associate with what is now the Nixon Peabody law firm in Rochester, N.Y.
Bailey holds a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
Bailey replaces Robert B. Stiles who has announced his intention to retire from Bausch & Lomb in 2008, after a career spanning more than 25 years with Bausch & Lomb, most recently as senior vice president and general counsel.
Bausch & Lomb is the eye health company dedicated to perfecting vision and enhancing life for consumers around the world. Its core businesses include soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses and lens care products, and ophthalmic surgical and pharmaceutical products. The Bausch & Lomb name is one of the best known and most respected healthcare brands in the world. Founded in 1853, the Company is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., and employs approximately 13,000 people worldwide. Its products are available in more than 100 countries. More information about the Company can be found at www.bausch.com.