28 Mar 2014

VisionCare Announces Management Promotions

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VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc. ("VisionCare”), a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, today announced two promotions within its management team. Chet Kumar has been appointed Vice President, Sales & Market Development; Mr. Kumar most recently was the Company’s Vice President, Market & Business Development.

Mr. Kumar has more than fifteen years of successful experience in ophthalmic businesses including leadership positions in the fields of market development, business development and marketing. Prior to joining VisionCare, Mr. Kumar served in marketing positions with Oculex Pharmaceuticals, a company that was acquired by Allergan.

"We are very pleased to have Chet leading our sales and market development teams. He has played a pivotal role in the growth of VisionCare, development of its CentraSight treatment program, and creation of patient access through coverage and reimbursement. He has performed admirably in positions of increasing management and operational responsibility," commented Allen W. Hill, VisionCare’s President and CEO. Mr. Kumar holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California and a BA in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego.

VisionCare also announces the promotion of Reena Mishra to Senior Director of Marketing. Ms. Mishra joined VisionCare in 2011 and has rapidly taken on broadened responsibilities for marketing and related areas since joining the Company. Ms. Mishra, with this promotion, is responsible for global marketing, practice development, and case management.

Ms. Mishra brings more than eleven years of line marketing experience to her position in medical device technology companies in both high growth and development stages. Her experience includes marketing positions with Pivot Medical, Spinal Modulation and ArthroCare Corporation. "Reena has demonstrated, during her three years at VisionCare, to be a broadly capable, creative and resourceful marketing executive," related Allen W. Hill, VisionCare’s CEO. "With this promotion, Reena will have broader responsibilities including practice development and the company’s CentraSight® Access case management program."

Ms. Mishra holds a MBA from Santa Clara University, a MA in Kinesiology from San Jose State University, and a BA in Kinesiology from Occidental College.