Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> September 30, 1999

A. Thomas Bender – The Cooper Companies Inc (coo)

A. THOMAS BENDER is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cooper Companies, Inc. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer and as Senior Vice President of Operations. He is also President of CooperVision, Inc. Before joining the Company, Mr. Bender held a number of Senior Management positions at Allergan, Inc. including Corporate Senior Vice President and President and Chief Operating Officer of Herbert Laboratories, Allergan's dermatology division. Allergan is a multinational manufacturer of eye and skin care products. Mr. Bender is a Director of The Cooper Companies, Inc. Profile
TWST: Let's start out by your giving us a brief overview of The Cooper

Companies, to put the company into context for our readers.

Mr. Bender: Cooper is a medical device company. We're