June 17, 2024

ROCHESTER, NY, June 17, 2024—In support of the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering innovative products and programs to the eye care community, CooperVision has elevated two of its senior executives, Michele Andrews, OD, and Melissa Kiewe, into new leadership roles.

Michele Andrews, OD, has been promoted to Vice President, Marketing and Professional Affairs, Americas. The position expands Dr. Andrews’ leadership responsibilities to encompass regional marketing strategy and initiatives—including product launches, programs, and promotions—while maintaining her stewardship of professional, academic, and advocacy initiatives. Since joining CooperVision in 2015, Dr. Andrews has built a vibrant cross-functional professional and academic affairs team dedicated to supporting eye care professionals, optometry students and educators across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. She has been instrumental in developing programs such as Best Practices, Generation Sight, and most recently, The Myopia Collective.

“Bringing together the key functions of marketing and professional affairs under a single leader—especially a veteran optometrist with both broad clinical experience and deep industry knowledge—reflects our commitment to advancing the eye care profession,” said Alex Wilkes, President, Americas, CooperVision. “Michele has distinguished herself through her unwavering dedication to optometry, winning the constant admiration of her colleagues over her decades-long career. Her insights have been integral to our partnerships with practitioners, enhancing how we offer products and programs to benefit patients and practices alike. Michele was a natural choice for this role.”

Kiewe, who previously served as Vice President of Marketing, Americas, has been promoted to Vice President, Global Strategy and Planning. In her new role, she is responsible for leading transformative business initiatives that drive continuous improvement and innovation across all aspects of the customer experience around the world. She has been with CooperVision since 2016.

“In her time at CooperVision, Melissa has spearheaded innovative initiatives and programs that advanced and evolved the eye care community. It’s a privilege to celebrate and elevate her and Michele into roles in which they’ll have even greater reach and impact,” said Jerry Warner, President, CooperVision. “Both Melissa and Michele are visionaries in the industry, and their expertise and experiences are invaluable to our continued growth and expanded partnerships around the world.”


About CooperVision
CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (Nasdaq: 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 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.com

About CooperCompanies
CooperCompanies (Nasdaq: COO) is a leading global medical device company focused on improving lives one person at a time. The Company operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision is a trusted leader in the contact lens industry, improving the vision of millions of people every day. CooperSurgical is a leading fertility and women’s health company dedicated to assisting women, babies, and families at the healthcare moments that matter most. Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., CooperCompanies has a workforce of more than 15,000 with products sold in over 130 countries. For more information, visit www.coopercos.com

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McDougall Communications for CooperVision
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