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FOR RELEASE 12/21/2010, Tuesday

Bausch + Lomb Appoints Rick Heinick as Corporate Vice President,
Global Human Resources and Transformation 

 

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, has named Rick Heinick as corporate vice president, Global Human Resources and Transformation, effective January 4, 2011.


"Rick has demonstrated great success in helping drive positive transformations within distinguished companies worldwide," said Brent Saunders, chief executive officer, Bausch + Lomb. "His focus on driving change through the energy and alignment of the people in the organization will be of great value as we continue to transform Bausch + Lomb into a high-performance competitor for the long term.”

Mr. Heinick most recently served as a senior partner with Schaffer Consulting, where he advised executives on organizational transformation and people issues. The core of his work involved counseling executive teams to maintain an unrelenting focus on accelerating business results, and developing an internal capacity for continuous improvement.

A member of Schaffer’s leadership team, Mr. Heinick was an advisor to a number of multinational companies in the health care sector during his 15-year tenure with the firm, including Bausch + Lomb. Other clients included Johnson & Johnson, C.R. Bard, and Schering-Plough. Most recently he advised Merck & Co. on its $41 billion merger with Schering-Plough.

“Rick has been a great colleague and a pivotal part of our success. We are confident he will be the same at Bausch + Lomb as it builds a bright future,” said Matthew McCreight, managing partner, Schaffer Consulting.

Prior to Schaffer Consulting, Mr. Heinick was the founder and president of PPS, Inc., a software company focusing on increasing people’s performance. He began his career with Mercer Management Consulting. His work has been published in leading publications such as BloombergBusinessweek, Chief Executive Magazine and Pharmaceutical Executive, and he is a frequent speaker regarding organizational transformation and M&A.

Mr. Heinick holds a bachelor's degree in Communications (Organizational) from Boston University, and a masters of Management (International) from McGill University. He will be based at the company’s world headquarters in Rochester, N.Y.

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About Bausch + Lomb
Bausch + 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 health care 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.