COSTA MESA, California – 17 January 2011 – IOP Ophthalmics, the premier developer and distributor of specialty surgical technologies for eye surgery, announced today the addition of Tom Gregory to its surgical sales force.
Tom will represent IOP’s lines in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Mr. Gregory’s industry experience in ophthalmic surgical sales is dramatic. From 1982 to 1994, Tom worked with Mentor Ophthalmics as a sales representative, sales trainer, area sales manager and regional sales manager. In 1984, he was awarded Mentor’s sales representative of the year.
Since 1994, Tom has represented industry as an independent manufacturer’s representative – and consistently ranks as a prolific performer for all company’s represented.
“Our surgical sales force is now the strongest and most focused in company history,” said Erik Melling, Director of Sales. “Expanding our presence in the U.S. with quality representation like Tom has always been a priority. This is undoubtedly the finest team of surgical reps I have worked with – and I am assured they will provide only the best service to ophthalmology O.R.s throughout the U.S.”
Tom resides in Rockwall, Texas with wife (Pam) and son (Jacob). He graduated from the University of Texas Pan American. He is a proud member of the First United Methodist Church in Rockwall – and serves as its regional and state mission’s leader.
About IOP Ophthalmics Founded in 1988, IOP, Inc. develops and commercializes specialized, leading-edge surgical technologies for eye surgery. IOP's purpose is to develop surgical solutions that improve the quality of life for patients, elevate the performance and productivity of eye care professionals, and lower costs to the provider. IOP currently holds leadership positions with surgical devices for oculoplastic surgeries and bio-implant technologies for cornea, anterior and oculoplastic surgeries.