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STAAR Surgical Appoints Chief Financial Officer

STAAR Surgical Company has announced that Patrick F. Williams has joined the company as chief financial officer. Williams is reporting to Caren Mason, president and chief executive officer. His appointment is part of a planned transition following Deborah Andrews’ previously announced retirement. Andrews will continue in an advisory role to ensure a smooth transition of duties to Williams.

“STAAR is pleased to have a financial leader of Patrick’s caliber join the team at a time of such significant global opportunity for our EVO family of lenses,” said Mason. “Patrick has an impressive record of success in executive leadership roles in medical device. His financial and operational experience in leading consumer-facing and marketing focused medical device companies makes him well suited to join STAAR. He has demonstrated a track record of success in significantly growing revenue and shareholder value.”

Williams joins STAAR with over 20 years of financial and operational management experience with public companies. Williams was most recently at Sientra Inc., where he initially served as the chief financial officer before transitioning to the general manager of the miraDry business unit.

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