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B+L Names New U.S. President

Bausch + Lomb announces that Joseph Gordon has been named U.S. president, Bausch + Lomb. In this role, Gordon will oversee the fully integrated U.S. eyecare business, inclusive of all four business units— Vision Care, Consumer Health, Surgical, and Pharmaceuticals—reporting directly to chairman and CEO of Bausch Health, Joseph C. Papa.

“Bausch + Lomb is an integral part of our business and the largest of the four Bausch Health segments, representing more than 50% of our revenues,” says Papa. “The expansion of Joe’s role reflects the company’s focus on driving growth through our continued transformation—from recently changing our name to Bausch Health and realigning our operating and reportable segments—and the opportunity to build upon Bausch + Lomb’s leadership in eye health as we continue to invest in this important core business. As we look to the next phase of growth for Bausch Health, I am confident that Joe’s strong management background and proven track record of success will further accelerate the growth of Bausch + Lomb, ultimately helping to improve the vision of patients.”

Gordon was most recently the president of Bausch + Lomb’s Consumer Health and Vision Care businesses. During his seven-year tenure at the company, he has led the Bausch + Lomb Consumer Healthcare business to achieve consecutive industry-leading growth for the past six years, bolstered in part by key over-the-counter (OTC) brands such as new LUMIFY redness reliever eye drops and Biotrue multi-purpose solution. Both key contact lens brands in Vision Care, Bausch + Lomb ULTRA and Biotrue ONEday, are also the fasting growing in their respective segments.