C. Emmett Pearson
New Look Vision Group Inc.
C. Emmett Pearson, CPA, CA, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of New Look Eyewear Inc. upon Benvest Capital Iinc. acquiring control in May 2001, which position he held until December 31, 2007. Mr. Pearson benefits from over 25 years of retail and business experience prior to joining Benvest. From 1989 to 1995, he was Senior and then Executive Vice- President of Continental Pharma Cryosan Inc. ("CPCI"), a multi-divisional public healthcare company, where he was a key member of management that turned around that company. CPCI had 3,000 employees in Canada, the United States and Europe. While at CPCI's home health division which delivered medical services in 13 states, Mr. Pearson acquired valuable experience in operating a retail business in a medically regulated environment. From 1969 to 1989, Mr. Pearson held several positions at a large hardware and furniture retailer with operations in Quebec and Ontario, culminating as Vice- President, Finance and director and member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Pearson became a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 1968.
Mr. Pearson is a member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of both the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee, as well as a member of the Audit Committee and Executive Committee of New Look Vision Group.