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Bausch + Lomb Announces Two New Appointments as it Expands US Professional Strategy Team

New Leadership Team will Further Strengthen and Invest in the Company’s Professional and Student Outreach Program


BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, is pleased to announce the newly created positions and appointments of Jill Saxon, O.D., and Todd Love, as directors of Professional Strategy. Dr. Saxon and Mr. Love will coordinate the company’s eye care professional (ECP) outreach efforts across the Vision Care business through a wide range of initiatives including strengthening its focus and support of academic optometry colleges and universities across the nation.

“We are extremely pleased that Dr. Jill Saxon and Todd Love have joined our U.S. Bausch + Lomb Professional Strategy team,” said Mark McKenna, vice president and general manager, Vision Care, Bausch + Lomb. “Their combined knowledge, insights, and expertise will help us further reinforce our professional outreach program, creating deep connections with and educational benefits to our optometry customers and their patients. With the additions of Jill and Todd, I believe we have built a team that will further enhance our ability to partner with the eye health community.”

In her new role at Bausch + Lomb, Dr. Saxon will be responsible for  developing and delivering the company’s sales training curriculum, maximizing product launches through professional educational events and other programs and continuing to forge relationships while expanding the team’s professional outreach program with key optometric industry members.

Immediately prior to joining Bausch + Lomb, Dr. Saxon served as an optometrist for more than five years at the Randolph Eyecare Center in Randolph, NJ, where she specialized in adult and pediatric eye care. Earlier in her career, Dr. Saxon worked at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, Maryland as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. She examined a number of our nation’s leaders, elected officials, Supreme Court Justices, members of the armed forces, and was also responsible for serving the needs of returning injured war veterans.

While with the NNMC, Dr. Saxon distinguished herself as a noted lecturer in the area of optometric practice. As the director of the Low Vision Clinic, she changed the way in which military retirees are served. She was also the coordinator of the Optometry School Externship program and earned the title of adjunct assistant clinical professor from SUNY College of Optometry, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Southern California College of Optometry, and Southern College of Optometry.

A member of the Armed Forces Optometric Society and the American Optometric Association, Dr. Saxon is a graduate from the State University of New York, College of Optometry, where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree. She received a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.

In his new role at Bausch + Lomb as director, Professional Strategy, Mr. Love will focus on the development of current and future key opinion leaders, optometric institutions and professional programs. Mr. Love has extensive experience in the optometric industry spanning more than 15 years in a wide variety of sales, marketing, and professional development leadership roles in which he consistently increased company value, delivered business results and successfully launched major global brands.

Immediately prior to joining Bausch + Lomb, Mr. Love served as the director, market development at Alcon Laboratories, where  he focused on driving Alcon’s U.S. vision strategy and outreach for the company’s key opinion leaders program. During his tenure at Alcon, Mr. Love held several positions of increasing responsibility, including global marketing director, contact lens care, where he lead the company’s global contact lens care franchise, and senior brand manager, U.S. contact lens care, where he created an innovative program that allowed doctors to deliver messages directly to patients earning him PM360’s Trail Blazer Award for Industry Wide Marketing Innovation.

Mr. Love holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston.

“Jill and Todd bring an unparalleled wealth of experience to us and we are looking forward to having them help lead the organization as we continue to bring new advancements to the marketplace for our customers and their patients,” said McKenna.

Dr. Saxon and Mr. Love will join Benjamin Chudner, O.D., director, Professional Strategy, on this newly created team. Dr. Chudner is responsible for leading Bausch + Lomb’s speaker bureau program, strengthening the key advocate dinner meetings held nationwide and supporting the brand marketing teams on strategic initiatives.

Dr. Saxon and Mr. Love will be based at the company’s headquarters in Bridgewater, NJ.  
About Bausch + Lomb
Bausch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, is a leading global eye health organization that is solely focused on protecting, enhancing, and restoring people’s eyesight. Our core businesses include ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses and lens care products, and ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. We globally develop, manufacture and market one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in our industry, which are available in more than 100 countries.

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