Staar Surgical announced the appointment of Gilbert H. Kliman, MD, Managing Partner, InterWest Partners, and Thomas G. Frinzi, former Worldwide President, Surgical, Johnson & Johnson Vision, to its board of directors, effective June 1, 2020. The appointment of Dr. Kliman and Mr. Frinzi brings the total number of members on Staar’s Board to six.
“The addition of Dr. Gil Kliman and Tom Frinzi to the Staar Surgical Board of Directors adds extensive ophthalmology, commercial and medical device expertise to Staar,” Lou Silverman, Chairman of the Board of Staar Surgical, said in a company news release. “Dr. Kliman is an investment professional and former practicing ophthalmologist who will bring a broad range of experiences and perspectives to Staar’s Board. Tom’s leadership track record in ophthalmology and medical device spans more than 30 years and encompasses both large, well-established companies and innovative start-ups. We believe Gil and Tom’s familiarity with the opportunities and challenges faced by growth-oriented ophthalmic companies will provide valuable insight. On behalf of the entire Board, we look forward to Gil and Tom’s contributions to Staar’s future successes.”
In addition to Dr. Kliman and Mr. Frinzi, Staar will nominate its current directors, Stephen Farrell, Caren Mason, John Moore, and Louis Silverman for election to serve as directors at its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for July 30, 2020.