Ostrov named B&L chairman, CEO

ROCHESTER, N.Y. Bausch & Lomb on Wednesday named Gerald Ostrov its new chairman and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Ostrov succeeds Ronald Zarrella in those two posts. Zarrella retires in March and will continue with B&L as chairman emeritus.

“Jerry has extensive experience in ophthalmic businesses and consumer marketing, and is the ideal leader to take Bausch & Lomb into a new era of growth,” stated Zarrella in announcing the appointment.

Ostrov comes to B&L from Johnson & Johnson, where he was company group chairman, Worldwide Vision Care.