Erich Bauman, OD, MBA, MAR, FAAO
Senior Director, Project Leadership, Vision Care R&D
Erich joined CIBA Vision in November, 1989 as Senior Research Optometrist. He remained with the organization following the acquisition of Alcon Laboratories, Inc. by Novartis in 2010, and was appointed Senior Director, Project Leadership in 2015.
Erich has over 30 years of experience in the contact lens industry in addition to having owned and managed a private optometric practice specializing in contact lens patient care. During his industry career Erich has held a wide range of roles in R&D, Marketing and general management including Senior Research Optometrist, Global Head, Professional Services, Head of Clinical & Regulatory for CIBA Vision GmbH, Head, Global Marketing, Vice-President, Specialty Lenses, and General Manager, CIBA Vision Benelux nv (Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands).
In addition to his B.S. in Physiological Optics and O.D. degrees from the Southern California College of Optometry, Erich has an M.B.A. from the Coles College of Business and an M.A. in Religious Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and licensed to practice in the state of Georgia.