Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> January 12, 2004


JAMES V. MAZZO is the President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. He has held these positions since the June 2002 spinoff of Advanced Medical Optics from Allergan, Inc. Prior to the spinoff, Mr. Mazzo served in various positions at Allergan, most recently as Allergan's Corporate Vice President, and President, Surgical and CLCP Businesses. From April 1998 to January 2002, Mr. Mazzo was Allergan's Corporate Vice President and President, Europe/Africa/Middle East Region. From January 2001 to January 2002, Mr. Mazzo also assumed the duties of President of Allergan's Global Surgical Business, and from May 1998 to January 2001, he was the President of Global Lens Care Products for Allergan. From June 1997 to May 1998, he was Senior Vice President, U.S. Eyecare/Rx Sales and Marketing, and prior to that he served 11 years in a variety of positions at Allergan, including Director, Marketing (Canada), Vice President and Managing Director (Italy) and Senior Vice President, Northern Europe. Mr. Mazzo first joined Allergan in 1980. Profile
TWST: Would you give us a brief history of Advanced Medical Optics and

an overview of your industry?

Mr. Mazzo: AMO is a direct result of a spinoff from Allergan in June

2002. The great news