PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/
Robert Stephen Weiss is a distinguished biographee of Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are chosen from among a pool of the most prominent professionals and are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
A widely regarded business executive, Mr. Weiss recently celebrated 10 years as the president and CEO of The Cooper Companies, Inc. In this position, he draws upon more than four decades of experience with the company and its predecessors, including Cooper Laboratories, Inc. and CooperVision, Inc. As a corporate leader, Mr. Weiss is continually recognized for putting employees first. He is perhaps best noted for creating a corporate wellness program that has now been adapted in more than 20 countries. In recognition of his contributions to the corporate world, Mr. Weiss was selected to receive the Frank J. O'Hara Alumni Award from the University of Scranton in 2008. He has served as a member of the board of directors with Accuray Incorporated since 2007 and The Cooper Companies, Inc. since 1996. Most recently, Mr. Weiss assumed the role of trustee with the University of Scranton.
A global medical device company, The Cooper Companies, Inc. operates through two business units: CooperVision and CooperSurgical. Since its inception, CooperVision has been known for providing a refreshing perspective on vision care with a commitment to crafting a wide range of high-quality products for contact lens wearers and providing focused practitioner support. The other branch of the company, CooperSurgical, is credited with advancing the health of families with its wide range of products and services focusing on women's health, fertility and diagnostics. Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, the company has sold products in more than 100 countries.
Mr. Weiss joined Cooper Laboratories, Inc., as an assistant corporate controller in 1977. Since then, he has risen through the ranks as a group controller, vice president, corporate controller, senior vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer. Mr. Weiss went on to be recognized as the executive vice president of finance with The Cooper Companies, Inc. from 1995 to 2005. Prior to assuming the position of president and CEO in 2008, Mr. Weiss worked as the chief operating officer for two years.
Early in his career, Mr. Weiss received a Bachelor of Science in accounting, cum laude, from the University of Scranton in 1968. He went on to be recognized as a Certified Public Accountant in New York. Since then, Mr. Weiss has maintained involvement with the New York State Society of CPAs and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. While serving in the U.S. Army between 1969 and 1973, Mr. Weiss was awarded the Decorated Army Commendation Medal and Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster for exemplary military service. He has been featured in a wide range of honors publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in the West and Who's Who in the World.
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