Industry Leadership Award

The ASCO Ophthalmic Industry Leadership Award recognizes an individual from a current or past Corporate Contributor partner company that demonstrates exemplary support of ASCO and its member institutions.

The individual serves as an example for his/her colleagues in industry; and has made exceptional and meaningful contributions to the advancement of ASCO and optometric education.

Nominations are not being accepted at this time.

Award Recipients

2019
Congratulations to Dr. Richard E. Weisbarth, the 2019 ASCO Ophthalmic Industry Leadership Award recipient. Dr. Weisbarth is the Vice President of Professional Affairs, US Vision Care at Alcon. Special Recognition Video.

2018
Dr. Rodney L. Tahran
is the 2018 ASCO Ophthalmic Industry Leadership Award recipient. This award recognizes an individual from a current or past Corporate Contributor partner company who demonstrates exemplary support of ASCO and its member institutions. Special Recognition Video.

2017
The 2017 Industry Leadership Award is given to Hoya’s Mike Elton. Mr. Elton has made exceptional and meaningful contributions to the advancement of ASCO and optometric education.

2016
The 2016 Industry Leadership Award Winner is the Vision Council’s R. Mike Daley. Mr. Daley was honored with this award for his long history of support of ASCO and his enthusiasm, professionalism and leadership.

2015
The Inaugural Industry Leadership Awardee is Mr. Dave Sattler, former Director Professional Relations at Alcon. Mr. Sattler retired from Alcon in 2014 after 28 years of service.