Nov. 22, 2011 (New York, NY) —ORBIS International, a non-profit health organization that saves sight worldwide, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adrian Paull, vice president of Customer & Product Support, Honeywell Aerospace, as the newest member of the ORBIS Board of Directors. Paull joins the board as ORBIS enters 2012 celebrating its 30th anniversary year of saving sight worldwide.
Paull, a long supporter of ORBIS and an influential business leader, said, “I am excited and honored to be a member of the board at ORBIS International,” says Paull. “The dedicated work of ORBIS staff and partners around the world is an inspiration. Millions of people are suffering from blindness and don’t have to. I am pleased to be a part of the vision of ORBIS to save sight worldwide.”
With more than 20 years of leadership experience in customer support business management and business development, Paull has led Honeywell’s worldwide resources for Aerospace Customer and Product Support since June 2005. These include Technical Operations staff, Customer Care, Customer Support Solutions employees and regional staff who are deployed within the Defense and Space, Air Transport and Regional, and Business and General Aviation market segments.
A native of the U.K., Paull received a bachelor’s degree in systems and control engineering from Buckinghamshire College and an MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Phoenix. He is a member of the Institute of Incorporated Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electric Engineers. Honeywell, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, has been closely aligned with ORBIS since 1982, providing pro-bono repair and overhaul services to the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital’s equipment.
“We are thrilled with the appointment of Adrian Paull as a member of the ORBIS Board of Directors,” says Barbara A. DeBuono, MD, MPH, president and CEO of ORBIS International. “Paull’s leadership, experience and management skills are strong assets we are happy to have as we move forward with our shared vision to prevent avoidable blindness on a global level.”
According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 285 million visually impaired people in the world – 90 percent of which live in the developing world. Globally, 80 percent of all visual impairment can be avoided or cured. ORBIS International prevents and treats blindness by providing the tools, training and technology necessary for local healthcare professionals in developing countries to establish their own capacity to offer quality eye care services that are affordable, accessible and sustainable. Since 1982, ORBIS has conducted hospital based training programs in 89 countries and conducted 275 training service programs in 154 cities. ORBIS and partners have provided treatment to more than 15 million blind and visually impaired people.
About ORBIS International
ORBIS International is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that works in developing countries to save sight worldwide. ORBIS prevents and treats blindness through hands-on training, public health education, improved access to quality eye care, and partnering with local health care organizations in an effort to eliminate avoidable blindness. For more information on ORBIS, please visit www.ORBIS.org.