Tuesday, 17th July 2018
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Bausch & Lomb opens new learning centre

A new learning centre which provides education and training facilities for Bausch & Lomb's 1,300 employees in Waterford has been officially opened by Professor John Nolan of Waterford Institute of Technology. The centre was provided as part of a major extension to the facility which was last year.

Professor Nolan and his colleague, Dr Marina Green, are currently completing an exciting new study investigating possible links between nutrition, eye health and cognitive functions with 70 volunteers who are employees of Bausch & Lomb.

Declaring the centre officially open, Professor Nolan said the co-operation between WIT and Bausch & Lomb goes back many years:

"The collaboration has been mutually beneficial and it is my hope that it will deepen and grow as there is considerable potential to be explored," said Professor Nolan, paying tribute to the input of Tony Power, Mark Hennessy and others who supported the latest collaboration.

Mark Hennessy, site leader, Bausch & Lomb, said: "During the recent construction phase which took two years to complete, we took the opportunity to include in the project the construction of this state-of-the art new Learning Centre.

"It is in line with our long-standing commitment, since we began manufacturing here 38 years ago, of continuously investing in the education and training of our people.

"The new centre is the physical manifestation of our 'People Strategy' in operation, a strategy which focuses on building leadership capability at various levels."

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