OLA has announced the list of final nominees for the 2011 Awards of Excellence. “OLA believes it is important to recognize the Ophthalmic Industry suppliers who have made an outstanding contribution to the laboratory community and allied professions,” said Jon Jacobs, OLA President.
“This year we also celebrate the 25th Anniversary for the esteemed Awards of Excellence.”
As the longest running product recognition program offered by the laboratory industry, the Award of Excellence recognizes the products, and manufacturers of those products, that demonstrate excellence in the industry. Awards are given in 14 categories for products currently sold to and through surfacing labs.
“The nomination alone is high praise for each of these products,” said Mike Francesconi, OLA President Elect. “Recipients tell us that winning the Award adds credibility to their products and increases their sales.” The final list of Award Nominees is attached. This begins the “campaign” phase of the program, where each Final Nominee company can “lobby” their customers for their votes. OLA Members will review the nominated products during August and cast their votes beginning in September. Every OLA lab member will be sent a ballot in early September, and each company has one vote to cast for their choice. Ultimately, OLA members determine the Award winners. Final winners will be announced on Friday, September 23 during an evening reception in the OLA Lounge within the exhibit hall at International Vision Expo West in Las Vegas.
For more information about THE OLA 2011 Annual Meeting, visit www.ola-labs.org/OLA2011.