VisionCare names new CEO

Visual prosthetic device developer VisionCare announced today that Thomas Ruggia has been appointed as its new CEO, effective today.

Saratoga, Calif.-based VisionCare’s previous CEO and executive chairman of the board, Wolfgang Tolle, left the company to focus on new opportunities, according to a news release.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Tom to VisionCare,” VisionCare CEO Richard Powers said in a news release. “His nearly 20 years of ophthalmology business experience means he has a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the health care environment in the U.S. and abroad, as well as significant experience in the development and commercialization of vision products with differing regulatory and pricing structures.

“Tom brings new energy to VisionCare at a pivotal time when we are poised to expand the reach and appeal of the CentraSight treatment program.”

Ruggia previously spent five years at Johnson & Johnson, most re…

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