NAGOYA, Japan, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Menicon Co., Ltd. announced on May 10 the appointment of Jackson Leung as North Asia Business Development Director in Menicon's Global Strategy Operations group with immediate effect. Jackson will report to Jonathan Jacobson, Menicon's General Manager, Global Strategy Operations.

Jackson joins Menicon with over 20 years' experience in the contact lens industry, having worked in a variety of positions with several leading companies, including Bausch Lomb and Essilor. Jackson is an optometrist by training. For the past 10 years, Jackson was responsible for the Polymer Technology business of Bausch Lomb in Asia, where he led the expansion of the Boston(R) lens and lens care business in the region.

Jackson's key areas of expertise are in developing practitioner education programs, launching new products, and developing and managing distributors.

Jackson commented: I'm delighted to now be joining Menicon to help develop and grow Menicon's business in China and neighboring markets. Looking at Menicon's future products and commitment to all facets of the contact lens industry, this is an exciting and challenging role for me.

Toshio Matsushima, Senior Executive Officer for Menicon Co. Ltd., added: We are extremely pleased to welcome Jackson to Menicon. His knowledge, experience, and leadership will be invaluable in expanding our business in China and throughout the region. We are highly focused on growing our presence in China through our local partners and with the Menicon distributor, Itabashi Trading Corporation. Jackson will be leading all Menicon activities in China and throughout North Asia.

About Menicon:

Menicon Co., Ltd. (, founded by Kyoichi Tanaka in 1951, is Japan's first and largest contact lens manufacturer, and now is represented in over 30 countries. Menicon is a manufacturer dedicated to all areas of soft and GP contact lens-related businesses including material development, lens designing, and manufacturing of contact lenses and care solutions. Menicon is a world leader in the development of hyper-Dk GP (Menicon Z) and soft contact lenses (Menicon PremiO).

Contact: Toshio Matsushima Global Strategies Operations Menicon Co., Ltd. Phone: +81-52-937-5021 Fax: +81-52-935-1121 E-mail: URL:

SOURCE: Menicon Co., Ltd.

CONTACT: Toshio Matsushima, Global Strategies Operations of Menicon Co.,Ltd., +81-52-937-5021, or fax, +81-52-935-1121,