Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> May 25, 2004

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: Can you give us a quick overview of the company and how you see

STAAR at this point in time?

Mr. Bailey: STAAR is a company that operates in three business segments

of which cataract is