Bausch + Lomb names new president, CFO
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Bausch + Lomb on Tuesday named Robert Bertolini as president and CFO effective immediately. In this capacity, he will oversee the company’s finance, information technology and global quality and operations functions. Bertolini, who assumes CFO responsibilities from Brian Harris, will report to Bausch + Lomb CEO Brent Saunders.
"Bob Bertolini’s extensive strategic, operational and transformative leadership experience as a CFO of one of the world’s leading publicly traded healthcare companies will enable Bausch + Lomb to further unlock our potential and accelerate our performance," Saunders said.
Bertolini previously was EVP and CFO at Schering-Plough from 2003 until its merger with Merck in 2009. During his tenure, Bertolini worked as a business partner with the CEO in all aspects of transforming the company’s operations. He had responsibility for key financial areas including tax, accounting and financial asset management, among other areas; built finance and information technology functions; and led business development and strategy.
Earlier in his career, Bertolini spent 20 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, ultimately becoming partner and leading the Global Pharmaceutical Industry practice.
Bertolini earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at Rutgers and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a current board member of Actelion Pharmaceuticals and Charles River Labs, and a former board member of Genzyme Corporation.
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HungerShield launches new appetite suppressant
NEW YORK — HungerShield on Friday announced the launch of its appetite control product of the same name. The appetite suppressant is formulated with a blend of fiber, protein and probiotics and is designed to be mixed with 12-16 oz. of water to create a lemon-lime flavored drink that can be consumed on-the-go.
“With close to 70% of the U.S. population overweight or obese, and 95% of dieters gaining weight back within 1 to 5 years, HungerShield addresses a dieter’s biggest pitfall — appetite control — in a completely natural way,” stated Elizabeth DeRobertis, co-founder of HungerShield.
With only 40 calories, HungerShield contains 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber along with whey protein, flaxseed powder and probiotics.
Discovery Channel program features reusable menstrual cup
NEW YORK — In View, the Discovery Channel program of which Larry King is host, will include a feature about DivaCup, a reusable menstrual cup.
The show will air on March 7 at 7 a.m., examining the product and its role in feminine hygiene and featuring the mother and daughter who created it, Francine and Carinne Chambers. The product is made from healthcare-grade silicone and is designed to reduce the amount of disposable feminine hygiene waste created each year.
"This year, we are celebrating the DivaCup’s 10-year anniversary, so we can’t think of a better time to share our story and bring awareness about this altnerative and sustainable period care option to a national audience with the In View series," Francine Chambers said.