CooperVision, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses and related products and services, has named Jerry Warner as President, North America. Mr. Warner is responsible for determining the strategic direction of the company’s largest region, driving sustainable business growth and deeper customer relationships in the United States and Canada.
Mr. Warner previously served as CooperVision’s Senior Vice President of Global Marketing. He joined the company in 2012 as Vice President, Life Cycle Management.
“Jerry has extensive vision care experience, having spent the past two decades working hand-in-hand with eye care practitioners, retailers, researchers, educators, field sales teams and others in global and regional roles,” said Dennis Murphy, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at CooperVision. “The depth of his expertise, encompassing strategic planning, sales, marketing, branding, pricing, and life cycle management will help drive CooperVision and the entire contact lens industry forward.
“As a key member of our global leadership team, Jerry has helped grow CooperVision’s worldwide market share by more than 4 share points over the last three years, and his insights and knowledge have been instrumental in introducing inventive products and services such as MyDay® and LensFerry® that are benefitting customers and patients alike. He’ll bring that same drive, vision and commitment to the North American customers and their business.”
“CooperVision’s product portfolio is the strongest in the industry. In North America, we are making additional strides with the introduction of clariti® 1 day, the sustained growth of Biofinity®, and innovative mobile commerce platforms such as LensFerry,” said Mr. Warner. “Continuing on that growth trajectory requires that we intensely focus on aligning and partnering with our customers, especially as we develop and bring more innovative products and services to a rapidly evolving market. CooperVision has always enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with prescribing practitioners, and I look forward to extending and deepening that bond as we grow together.
“It is an exciting time at CooperVision, and I’m privileged to be able to work with such an incredible team as we help improve the way people see each day.”
Prior to joining CooperVision, Mr. Warner was with Bausch + Lomb for 17 years. During that time, he held numerous leadership positions, including Vice President of Marketing / General Manager of Global Contact Lens; Vice President of Global Strategy for Contact Lens; and Director of Marketing for Lens Care – North America. Earlier in his career, he served in a variety of sales, marketing and trade marketing roles with Bristol Myers Squibb at the territory and management levels.
Mr. Warner earned his MBA from the Simon School, University of Rochester, and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Villanova University. His primary office will be in Fairport, N.Y.