Rick A. Heinick is corporate vice president, Global Human Resources and Transformation, Bausch + Lomb. He joined the company in January 2011.
He has responsibility for building systems and processes to align and energize B+L’s global workforce while developing a culture of high performance.
Mr. Heinick most recently served as a senior partner with Schaffer Consulting, where he advised executives on organizational transformation and people issues. The core of his work involved counseling executive teams to accelerate business results and developing an internal capacity for continuous improvement.
A member of Schaffer’s leadership team, Mr. Heinick was an advisor to a number of multinational companies in the health care sector during his 15-year tenure with the firm, including Bausch + Lomb. Other clients included Johnson & Johnson, C.R. Bard, and Schering-Plough. Most recently he advised Merck & Co. on its $41 billion merger with Schering-Plough.
Prior to Schaffer Consulting, Mr. Heinick was the founder and president of PPS, Inc., a software company focusing on increasing people’s performance. He began his career with Mercer Management Consulting. His work has been published in leading publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Chief Executive Magazine and Pharmaceutical Executive, and he is a frequent speaker regarding organizational transformation and M&A.
Mr. Heinick, 45, holds a bachelor's degree in Communications (Organizational) from Boston University, and a master's degree in Management (International) from McGill University.
He is based at the company’s world headquarters in Rochester, N.Y.