DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eyecare Services Partners (ESP), the national leader in integrated eye care services, announced the appointment of Rick Hoffner as Vice President of Operations for the Central Region, effective today.
Mr. Hoffner will lead the operations of ESP’s integrated portfolio of leading eye care practices in Illinois, including Hauser Ross Eye Institute, Chicagoland Retinal Consultants, Smith-Perry Eye Center, Midwest Eye Center, Retina Group Chicago, Lakeside Eye Group, Lawrence Eye Care, Chicago Eye Consultants, VZN Eye Care, and Yavitz Eye Center.
Mr. Hoffner was previously a National Account Manager for Alcon Laboratories, Inc., a global leader in vision care, including ophthalmic surgical equipment, intraocular lenses, and contact lenses. Mr. Hoffner enjoyed a successful career at Alcon since 1986, where he held leadership positions overseeing the development and performance of sales teams, growing market share, and supporting brand reputation.
“Rick’s leadership and team development experience, as well as his extensive knowledge of eye care, will be valuable assets to our practices in the Central region,” said Daniel D. Crowley, Executive Chairman. “We are very pleased to welcome him to the ESP team.”
“Rick and I worked together at Alcon, and I was always very impressed with his team leadership, industry knowledge, and professionalism,” said George Neal, Chief Executive Officer of ESP. “Rick is an experienced leader who knows how to help practice leaders and providers be successful.”
“ESP is establishing itself as a leader in integrated eye care services with an excellent portfolio of high-quality practices, making this an exciting time to be part of the organization,” said Mr. Hoffner. “I’m very pleased to be part of the ESP team.”
Mr. Hoffner has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Arizona State University and has taken a number of advanced professional development courses, including at Wharton Business School.
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ESP is creating the nation’s leading integrated eye care services company, in both quality and scale, by consolidating ophthalmologic and optometric practices and ambulatory surgery centers that are strong in their local markets and differentiated by their clinical quality. We provide a patient centric model that delivers outstanding care and quality outcomes through our providers and staff with a comprehensive array of best-in-class technology, processes, and managerial infrastructure.
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