TearLab announced the appointment of Raymond Kong to its senior management team as vice president of sales, according to a company news release. Mr. Kong succeeds Duane Morrison, who will shift his focus to major accounts and doctor networks in the newly created position of vice president of business development.
Mr. Kong has an accomplished history of sales, marketing, and general management success within the global ophthalmic industry. Most recently, he served as general manager for Alcon's Indonesia business, where he had overall P&L responsibility for its surgical, pharmaceutical and consumer business segments. His 14 years of progressive experience at Alcon included previous positions involving sales and marketing management responsibility for Alcon's surgical/instrumentation business in global markets. Before joining Alcon, Mr. Kong enjoyed a 10-year career at Bausch + Lomb with a track record of performance and promotions to positions of increasing scale and responsibilities.
"I am really excited about the opportunity to bring someone with Raymond's experience onto our leadership team," TearLab's President & COO, Seph Jensen, said in the news release. "He brings a wealth of directly related sales leadership experience in our market and is uniquely positioned to help us achieve the growth opportunity ahead of us."