SOURCE: Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb

September 02, 2010 10:01 ET

Bausch + Lomb Names Michael J. Rowe as Corporate Vice President, Human Resources

ROCHESTER, NY--(Marketwire - September 2, 2010) -  Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, has named Michael J. Rowe as corporate vice president, Human Resources.

"Mike is an expert in developing and growing high-performance global teams, having counseled multinational organizations across multiple industries for more than two decades," said Brent Saunders, chief executive officer, Bausch + Lomb. "As we continue our transformation of B+L, Mike's leadership will be essential to our success."

Mr. Rowe was most recently a senior consultant with Proteus International, Inc., where he advised and assisted organizations undertaking dramatic change initiatives. Prior, he was executive vice president, Human Resources, for video game publisher Activision, Inc., from 1999 to 2007. He established the company's overall HR strategy, practices and programs as it grew into a $3 billion global industry leader.

From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Rowe served as vice president, Human Resources, North America, for Disney Consumer Products, a division of The Walt Disney Co. His HR oversight included merchandise licensing, Disney Interactive, Disney Publishing, Art Classics & Catalog, The Disney Store and global staff functions.

While vice president, Human Resources, for medical transportation service company MedTrans in the mid-1990s, Mr. Rowe led and supported the integration of more than 100 smaller companies. He has also served in leadership roles with PepsiCo Inc., including vice president, Human Resources, Pepsi-Cola; and senior director, Organizational Learning, and director, Compensation and Benefits, for quick-service restaurant Taco Bell.

Mr. Rowe earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and holds a master's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. He will be based at Bausch + Lomb's World Headquarters in Rochester, N.Y.

He replaces Paul H. Sartori, who will retire from Bausch + Lomb later this year after a transition period.

About Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb is dedicated to bringing visionary ideas to eye health. Its core businesses include contact lenses and lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments, and ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. The Bausch + Lomb name is one of the best-known and most respected healthcare brands in the world. Founded in 1853, the company is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide. Its products are available in more than 100 countries. More information is available at

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