CINCINNATI, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LCA-Vision Inc. (NASDAQ: LCAV), a leading provider of laser vision correction services under the LasikPlus® brand, announces the promotion of Marcello J. Celentano to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Operations, effective May 1, 2011. In his new role, Mr. Celentano will participate with LCA-Vision's executive leadership in setting the company's overall strategic direction in addition to directing all LasikPlus® vision center activities.
"Marcello has continually proven his leadership ability," said David Thomas, LCA-Vision's Chief Operating Officer. "His strategic approach to management, insightful judgment and dedicated focus on the customer and patient experience has been a significant influence in achieving our objectives. Under his direction, LCA-Vision's 2010 operational metrics were the best in three years. This is a well-deserved promotion and I am confident in his ability to further improve the operations of our business."
Mr. Celentano joined LCA-Vision in May 2008 as Vice President of Operations East. In October 2009, he was promoted to Vice President of Operations and Patient Experience. He has more than 20 years of leadership, sales and operational experience in multi-unit retail environments. Prior to joining LCA-Vision, Mr. Celentano served as Managing Director, International Sales and Operations at FedEx Kinko's, and held various sales and operations positions at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Mr. Celentano holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Washington State University and is receiving an MBA from Babson College this month.
About LCA-Vision Inc./LasikPlus®
LCA-Vision Inc., a leading provider of laser vision correction services under the LasikPlus® brand, operates 53 LasikPlus® fixed-site laser vision correction centers in 26 states and 41 markets in the United States. Additional company information is available at www.lca-vision.com and www.lasikplus.com.
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