As strategic commodity manager, Densmore is responsible for sourcing plastic resins, packaging, capital equipment and related supplies for the global Vision Care division of Bausch & Lomb, a $2 billion eye-care company based in Rochester, N.Y. Vision Care, one of three B&L product lines, makes and markets soft and rigid gas-permeable contact lenses, lens-care and eye-care products, and vision accessories such as magnifiers.
The firm operates nine injection molding plants around the world, including U.S. plants in Rochester and St. Louis, making contact lenses as well as caps, closures, contact-lens cases. The firm runs PVC, polypropylene, polycarbonate and cyclic olefin resins.
Densmore, also an adjunct professor in the department of packaging science at the Rochester Institute of Technology since 1996, has been at Bausch for the past three years. Prior to that he was general manager of production at CELT Speciality Partners Inc., a Brockport, N.Y.-based injection molding company. He was hired there in 1995 to build a manufacturing and distribution team for a 90-employee division that manufactured, packaged and distributed flexible foam and injection molded toy products.
From 1979-94 he served as chief operating officer at H.H. Sullivan Inc., a Rochester-based packaging converter. While there, he oversaw all operations related to packaging engineering, production, procurement and distribution.
Densmore graduated from RIT with a bachelor of science degree in printing, and later earned a master's degree there in packaging science.
Bausch & Lomb, founded in 1853, employs about 12,000 people in 35 countries, and sells its products in more than 100 countries.
Its Web site is: www.bausch.com.