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Menicon Appoints New President for Menicon GmbH


Menicon Co. Ltd. Announced: Anton Scherer has joined the company taking up the position of President at Menicon GmbH.

He has over 25 year experience in contact lens industry.

Anton begins his new role effective November 1, 2015.


As mentioned, Anton Scherer has a very good experience in contact lens business and market knowledge.

His career started with Ciba Vision (Alcon). During his 25-year career at the company, he acted in different positions – R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Professional Service, Marketing, Key Account Management.

After that time, he was successfully involved in the construction of Sauflon. His responsibilities were marketing manager and Head Key Account manager (DACH).  

He was significantly focused on developing the patient management system “Lens System Direct” for Germany – Austria and Switzerland.

After the acquisition of Sauflon by the CooperVision GmbH, he acted in Key Account management and had the lead of professional service (DACH).

With his depth knowledge of contact lens business in Europe he wants to extend the Menicon-product portfolio in RGP sector, as well as the Menicon lens care products.

In addition, his core task will be to enhance the soft lenses sector with monthly and daily contact lenses.

His claim is: "to provide a complete portfolio of Menicon contact lens products to the ECPs with a strong customer relationship.

Hiroshi Murakami, executive officer said "We needed an individual with the knowledge and experience to insure the success of our upcoming products." 

"When it comes to effectively expand market share, Anton is an expert with extensive experience, and I am deeply grateful and excited that he has decided to work with us.

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Menicon R&D Innovation Center relocates in Geneva, Switzerland


Menicon hereby announces that it has relocated Menicon R&D Innovation Center to Geneva in October 2015.

The members continue to develop state-of-art micro-technology in cooperation with universities and institutes.

Menicon R&D will continue to develop innovative products in the future.


Since 1951, Menicon has been providing services to have superior visual correction.

We will continue to be dedicated to creating new products and services.

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Menicon Co., Ltd. Notice Regarding List on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchange


Menicon Co. Ltd. (“Menicon”) hereby announces that it was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchange effective today, June 25, 2015. 

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Menicon and Starbucks Share Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Award at Food Industry Mottainai Awards for Efforts to Recycle Coffee Grounds (into Cattle Feed) – Awards Ceremony –


In recognition of their efforts to recycle coffee grounds into feed for dairy cows, the first time anything like this has been tried in Japan, Menicon Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nagoya, Aichi prefecture; CEO: Hidenari Tanaka) and Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Jun Sekine) have been jointly honored with the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Award, part of the 2nd Food Industry Mottainai Awards organized by the Japan Organics Recycling Association (JORA).

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