Coburn Technologies is pleased to announce the appointment of Al Bednar as their new Director of Laboratory Sales for the United States and Canadian markets.“Al is a seasoned veteran in the optical industry, and his vast experience extends from ophthalmic lens process development, to creating and executing training programs for laboratories, and most recently, to sales management,” states Alex Incera, President of Coburn Technologies. “We have great confidence that he will re-invigorate our relationship with the independent labs and drive sales of our expanding line of consumables, coatings, equipment, and software to that segment.”
During his more than forty years in the optical industry, Bednar has held a number of technical, sales, and management positions. Bednar joins Coburn from DAC Vision, where he was an Area Manager for the past eight years. Prior to that, he was a Development Manager for Essilor of America, where he was responsible for building a comprehensive training program for labs called Essilor Laboratory University. In addition, he has collaborated in developing processing methodologies for implementation into laboratories worldwide to achieve higher productivity, quality and yields.
“Having spent the majority of my career in the optical industry, and specifically in the laboratory segment, I am excited to join the Coburn team where I will continue to advocate for the needs of the labs through the development of new products and processes, and by providing excellent service that our customers have come to expect,” states Bednar.