Packard joined Bausch & Lomb in 1998 from Dow Chemical Co., where he had served as global supply chain manager for its resin plants, to improve Baush's capital-equipment acquisition practices and to optimize supply-chain operations.
As project manager, his duties have included developing and implementing a business-to-business procurement model for the Global Vision Care division of Baush & Lomb, a $2 billion eye-care company based in Rochester, N.Y. Global Vision Care, one of three Bausch 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 Glens Fall, N.Y., native also oversaw external supplier readiness for Y2K computer issues, and creation of a b-to-b procurement operation and a realistic demand-management backbone. Bausch 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.
Packard, who graduated in 1986 from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., with a bachelor's degree in industrial distribution, joined Midland, Mich.-based Dow Chemical out of college, initially as a key account manager in the customer service department. In mid-1991 he became Dow's principal consultant for implementation of SAP enterprise resource planning software, and held that post for four years.
In mid-1995 he was promoted to global supply chain manager, responsible for creating and guiding sales and operations planning, building a customer relationship management model, optimizing SAP implementation, and leveraging resin manufacturing assets in the United States, Europe and the Pacific Rim.
He is married and has two children.
Bausch & Lomb, founded in 1853, employs more than 10,000 people in 35 countries, and sells its products in more than 100 countries. Its Web site is: www.bausch.com.