With over 40 years of experience in the optical industry, Ed Greene recently retired as chief executive officer of The Vision Council, a non-profit trade association representing the manufacturers and suppliers in the optical industry. Greene began his career in the optical industry with a focus in sales and marketing, working for Schott Glass Technologies, Inc., Coburn Optical and Titmus Optical. In 1989, he became president and CEO of Titmus Optical, Inc and after nine years in this role he moved to Carl Zeiss Optical, Inc., as president and CEO for 10 years. Before becoming the CEO of The Vision Council in 2006, he served as vice president of Americas for business development for Carl Zeiss Vision. He also has served as chairman of Prevent Blindness America and has held several volunteer posts throughout the optical community, as well as several business associations. He currently serves on the boards of Conexus, Universal Photonics Inc. and JENOPTIK Defense Inc. Greene holds both BS and MS degrees in ceramic engineering from Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y. He served as an officer in the US Army and is a veteran of the Vietnam War.