CooperVision Creates Specialty Unit and Names Juan Carlos Aragon as its President

CooperVision, Inc. has established a Specialty Eye Care business unit that is designed to accelerate eyecare professionals’ access to innovative products, according to an announcement Tuesday. Dr. Juan Carlos Aragon has been named president of the business, effectively immediately. The new Specialty Eye Care business encompasses Soflex, Procornea and Paragon Vision Sciences, which design and manufacture highly-specialized contact lenses for the management of myopia and other indications, the announcement noted. These organizations will continue to operate independently, yet share technical, clinical and commercial knowledge while benefiting from CooperVision’s global presence and infrastructure.

Dr. Aragon has three decades of experience in general management, professional services, sales, marketing and business development, according to the announcement. Since joining CooperVision in 2000, he has held senior roles in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Most recently, he was responsible for overseeing the company’s Southern and Central European commercial operations. He previously served in leadership positions with Ocular Sciences, CIBA Vision and Bausch + Lomb.