Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> March 18, 2002

David Bailey – Staar Surgical Company (staa)

DAVID BAILEY joined STAAR Surgical Company on December 20, 2000, as President and Chief Executive Officer and was elected Chairman of the Board on January 12, 2001. Prior to joining STAAR, Mr. Bailey served as Global President of CIBA Vision Corporation's surgical business unit based in Atlanta. As a member of that company's Senior Executive Committee, Mr. Bailey was involved in the management of a business with revenues in excess of $1 billion and employing over 6,000 people. From April 1995 through May 1999, he served on the global management Boards of both Bausch & Lomb and Chiron Vision. In 1993, he was the European Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson, Inc.'s European professional sector, with operating responsibility for the Iolab ophthalmic business, including both medical devices and pharmaceuticals. He completed his formal education in the United Kingdom, obtaining a Master's degree from Durham University and a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from York University. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief historical sketch of the

company and an overview of what you're doing at the present time?

Mr. Bailey: Having joined STAAR a little over 12 months ago, I