SoloHealth, maker of EyeSite self-service vision testing kiosks, announced today that Tony I. Sommer Jr. is joining the management team as vice president, Sales and Marketing.
Sommer comes to SoloHealth with almost six years of eye care industry experience in marketing and sales as an executive with CIBA VISION, the eye care unit of Novartis AG. While with CIBA VISION, he and his teams won awards for innovation, marketing breakthroughs and distinguished performance, including the company’s Country of the Year award for his team’s performance in North America.
“Having Tony join the team at SoloHealth continues our tradition of adding strong, skilled leadership talent to take us to the next level,” SoloHealth CEO and founder Bart Foster said. “Tony has broad experience as a line marketing and sales leader, and his leadership skills have been defined in over 20 years of military and corporate application.”
Prior to his work at CIBA VISION, Sommer was a consultant for Cannondale Associates, a packaged goods trade marketing and category management firm. Previously, he held line marketing positions at startup Questia Media, industry leader Coca Cola and classical packaged goods company General Mills. Sommer also has more than a decade of military experience in the United State Air Force and Air Force Reserve. He is a member of the American Marketing Association.
Sommer holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an M.B.A. from the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University.