TLC Vision Corporation

TLC Vision Corporation

January 08, 2007 16:15 ET

TLCVision Names Michael McEnaney Chief Marketing Officer

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 8, 2007) - TLC Vision Corporation (TSX:TLC)(NASDAQ:TLCV), North America's premier eye care services company, announced today the appointment of Michael F. McEnaney as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, effective January 8, 2007.

This newly created position will be charged with driving the marketing efforts within TLCVision's operating businesses, with particular emphasis on the recently announced consumer-focused refractive centers strategy.

Mr. McEnaney's career spans 27 years in advertising, marketing and operations with such consumer marketing leaders as General Motors and Ralston Purina (now Nestle Purina). As Vice President of Marketing and Sales with OnStar Corporation, a subsidiary of General Motors, McEnaney helped establish OnStar as the leader in that industry. During his tenure, the company achieved a ten-fold increase in its subscriber base requiring the development of integrated marketing campaigns which utilized traditional, direct and internet channels and the development of customer relationship management strategies.

Mr. McEnaney also held a variety of marketing leadership roles with Ralston Purina and Ralcorp, culminating with his role as Executive Vice President and Director of Marketing for their $400 million breakfast cereal and snack business, growing the brands and achieving record operating profit levels. For the most recent three years, Mr. McEnaney applied his vast experience to a wide range of businesses as Managing Principal of the Zyman Group, a marketing strategy consultancy based in Atlanta, Georgia.

"With his extensive experience in all aspects of consumer advertising and brand management, Mike is a talented addition to the TLCVision team," said Jim Wachtman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We expect his leadership to create world-class marketing programs that reach our target market in new and innovative ways, and drive additional growth for TLCVision."

About TLCVision

TLCVision is North America's premier eye care services company, providing eye doctors with the tools and technologies needed to deliver high-quality patient care. Through its centers management and technology access service models, and its managed care contracting strength, TLCVision maintains leading positions in Refractive, Cataract and Optometric Services markets. More information about TLCVision can be found on the web site at Information about vision correction surgery can be found on the TLC Laser Eye Centers website at

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