Unilens Vision has announced the passing of chairman of the board, Alfred W. Vitale. Vitale died on April 13, 2012 in Jupiter, Florida after a brief illness. He was 85 years old. Vitale started with the company as a consultant in late 1992 and served as CEO and president from January 1993 until he retired on August 1, 2007. He had been director and chairman of the board since December, 1994.
With great sadness Unilens Vision Inc. (OTC Markets Group OTCQB: UVIC) (TSX Venture Exchange: UVI), today announced the death of Chairman of the Board, Alfred W. Vitale. Mr. Vitale died on April 13, 2012 in Jupiter, Florida after a brief illness. He was 85 years old.
“Al Vitale was an extraordinary leader, whose vision and commitment significantly contributed to the success of our Company, he will be truly missed,” said Michael J. Pecora President and CEO of Unilens Vision Inc. Mr. Vitale started with the Company as a consultant in late 1992 and served as CEO and President of Unilens from January 1993 until he retired on August 1, 2007. Mr. Vitale has been Director and Chairman of the Board since December, 1994.
Michael J. Pecora was appointed to succeed Mr. Vitale as Chairman of the Board effective April 13, 2012.
About Unilens Vision Inc. – “The Independent Eye Care Professionals’ Contact Lens Company”
Established in 1989, Unilens Vision Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary Unilens Corp., USA, located in Largo, Florida and its wholly owned subsidiary Unilens Vision Sciences Inc. develops, licenses, manufactures, distributes and markets contact lenses primarily under the C-Vuea brand directly to Independent Eye Care Professionals. Additional information on the Company may be accessed on the Internet at www.unilens.com. The Company’s common stock is listed on the OTC Markets Group (OTCQB) under the symbol “UVIC” and on the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “UVI”.
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