ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, has
named Michael J. Rowe as corporate vice president, Human Resources.
“Mike is an expert in developing and growing high-performance global
teams, having counseled multinational organizations across multiple
industries for more than two decades,” said Brent Saunders, chief
executive officer, Bausch + Lomb. “As we continue our transformation of
B+L, Mike’s leadership will be essential to our success.”
Mr. Rowe was most recently a senior consultant with Proteus
International, Inc., where he advised and assisted organizations
undertaking dramatic change initiatives. Prior, he was executive vice
president, Human Resources, for video game publisher Activision, Inc.,
from 1999 to 2007. He established the company’s overall HR strategy,
practices and programs as it grew into a $3 billion global industry
From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Rowe served as vice president, Human Resources,
North America, for Disney Consumer Products, a division of The Walt
Disney Co. His HR oversight included merchandise licensing, Disney
Interactive, Disney Publishing, Art Classics & Catalog, The Disney
Store and global staff functions.
While vice president, Human Resources, for medical transportation
service company MedTrans in the mid-1990s, Mr. Rowe led and supported
the integration of more than 100 smaller companies. He has also served
in leadership roles with PepsiCo Inc., including vice president, Human
Pepsi-Cola; and senior director, Organizational Learning, and director,
Compensation and Benefits, for quick-service restaurant Taco Bell.
Mr. Rowe earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan
and holds a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations from
Cornell University. He will be based at Bausch + Lomb’s World
Headquarters in Rochester, N.Y.
He replaces Paul H. Sartori, who will retire from Bausch + Lomb later this year after a transition period.
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About Bausch + Lomb
+ Lomb is dedicated to bringing visionary ideas to eye health. Its core
businesses include contact lenses and lens care products, ophthalmic
surgical devices and instruments, and ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. 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 more than 10,000 people
worldwide. Its products are available in more than 100 countries. More
information is available at www.bausch.com.