jim-bonafiniChief Operating Officer

A seasoned polymer chemist with over 30 year’s industrial experience, Jim heads up the operations at Acuity Polymers. He directs the areas of R&D and Manufacturing.

His experience in R&D, technology transfer and medical device manufacture, provides the depth of knowledge necessary to help Acuity Polymers produce technologically superior products.

Jim enjoys woodworking and golf. His favorite food comes from his New England roots, a lobster from the cold waters off the Maine coast.

jonathan-jacobsonChief Executive Officer

Jonathan’s experience in the contact lens business spans more than 3 decades.

He joined Polymer Technology Corporation shortly after the introduction of the first RGP lenses and helped build up the Boston lens material and lens care business globally over his 24-year career.

He joined Menicon Company to help expand their global and North America presence, then turned to consulting for leading specialty lens companies before laying the foundation for Acuity Polymers, where he leads the Commercial operations.

Jonathan is highly passionate about and committed to the specialty contact lens industry, and derives great enjoyment from the many personal relationships he has developed with contact lens makers, fitters, educators, and industry colleagues. In his spare time, he brews beer.

dan-bellVice President of Engineering

Daniel has a lifetime interest in vision care and personal experience in nutrition, chiropractic treatments and fitness.

Mr. Bell is past president of the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association and is currently chairman of the Government Affairs Committee for that organization. He has over 35 years of experience as a lens designer and manufacturing engineer.

He spends time in Tampa Florida and his small farm in upstate New York. His favorite foods include pasta and sushi.

tatsuo-harataCommercial Vice President Asia

With more than 35 years’ experience in the contact lens business including R&D and international sales, Tatsuo joined Acuity Polymers to support the company’s growth in Asia.

His background in chemistry and R&D, along with a deep knowledge of the specialty contact lens business, makes him a valuable resource both inside the company and with our customers.

Tatsuo is an avid marathon runner and has completed the Honolulu Marathon every year since 2009 and his first Boston Marathon in 2016. He also enjoys scuba diving. Tatsuo is based in Nagoya, Japan.

tony-parrinelloTechnical Services Engineer

Tony brings more than 35 years of optical manufacturing experience to Acuity Polymers, including may years at Polymer Technology Corporation and later at B&L in Rochester.
Tony’s main role is to manufacture and test all the lens materials, and to develop manufacturing guidelines for all our contact lens materials.

He loves to cook on the grill and is known for his excellent home made pizza and tomato sauce (also known as gravy). Tony recently acquired a motorcycle to tinker on when he’s not in the lab.

Lisa Bubble 640Quality Control Project Scientist

Lisa spent 10 years working at Bausch & Lomb, seven of which were spent in the development of contact lens materials.

She brings to Acuity Polymers her familiarity with formulation, curing, and testing of lens materials; Good Lab Practices; and the logistical aspects of achieving and maintaining ISO certification.
Her responsibilities include writing and maintaining lab documents, QC of incoming raw materials and finished product, and all processing in between.

When not at work Lisa spends time horseback riding, reading, and spending time with her family.

Brandon Bubble 640Chemical Engineer

A recent graduate in Chemical Engineering, Brandon worked as a co-op student for JAB Consultants, Jim Bonafini’s former consulting company.

Brandon’s new focus is to design and build new production processes. A former Eagle Scout, Brandon pursues his passion for skiing at nearby mountains during the long winter season.

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