Alexandra Donkin Retiring Following Transition Period
RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO, September 2, 2021— Enrique Contreras has been named as Country Manager for CooperVision Canada, effective immediately. He takes over the role from Alexandra Donkin, who is retiring after 18 years with the company and 25 years in the contact lens industry.
Contreras was most recently Global Commercial Operations Director, gaining perspectives spanning manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, finance, human resources, and systems. Prior, he served the company as General Manager for CooperVision in Mexico, where he led rapid and sustained growth through share gain and increased contact lens penetration across all channels. Before joining CooperVision, he was General Manager for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care in Mexico and had an additional decade in marketing, sales, and management roles outside the eye care field.
Contreras served as member of the National Committee of Optometry Giving Sight in Mexico. He and his family are moving to the Greater Toronto Area, where CooperVision Canada is headquartered.
“While happy to be retiring, I will definitely miss my colleagues and customers with whom I’ve developed a very close relationship over the years,” said Donkin. “Enrique is passionate about vision care and the people with whom he works—he’s a wonderful choice to lead our organization. I’m excited about what that will mean for our team, Canadian eye care professionals, and the industry at large.”
Donkin will remain with CooperVision Canada in a focused role through January 2022 to ensure a smooth leadership transition, as well as to aid the company’s development of the myopia management category across the country.
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CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of contact lenses. The company produces a full array of daily disposable, two-week and monthly soft contact lenses that feature advanced materials and optics, and premium rigid gas permeable lenses for orthokeratology and scleral designs. CooperVision has a strong heritage of addressing the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, childhood myopia, and highly irregular corneas; and offers the most complete portfolio of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit www.coopervision.ca.
CooperCompanies (“Cooper”) is a global medical device company public traded on NYSE (NYSE: COO). Cooper operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision brings a refreshing perspective on vision care with a commitment to developing a wide range of high-quality products for contact lens wearers and providing focused practitioner support. CooperSurgical is committed to advancing the health of women, babies and families with its diversified portfolio of products and services focusing on medical devices and fertility & genomics. Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., Cooper has a workforce of more than 12,000 with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit coopercos.com.
Mike McDougall, APR, Fellow PRSA
McDougall Communications for CooperVision Canada
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