Management Team


Aaren Scientific was founded in 1990 due to the efforts of Rick Aguilera. Since then, the company has grown with several locations around the world. Our management team represents some of the most experienced ophthalmic medical device professionals in the industry.

Rick Aguilera

Co-founder of OII in 1989, with over 30 years of ophthalmic industry experience.

Juan Carlos Angulo

Senior Controller
Accomplished CPA with over 15 years combined in private and public accounting overseeing financial reporting and efficiency enhancement for a variety of environments and industries.

Eric Desjardins

VP Worldwide Sales
A veteran manager with over 30 years of experience in the ophthalmic industry with several top tier IOL manufacturers.

Malik Smith

Director of Operations
A veteran manager with over 20 years of ophthalmic industry experience in Operations/Manufacturing, Quality Assurance and Sterilization.

Isabel Mata

Human Resources Manager
A bilingual professional with over 20 years of comprehensive human resources experience in medical device manufacturing.

Jesus Farinas

Regulatory Affairs Manager
Regulatory Affairs Manager with over 15 years in Implantable medical devices in various capacity as Quality Manager, and Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance Manager.

Heather Davis

Quality Systems Manager
15 years of quality, operations and regulatory experience in the medical device and contamination control industries.

Todd I. Collins

MIS Manager
A veteran manager with over 25 years of Information systems and technologies experience, and with a specialty in Decision Support reporting technologies.

Dr. Yueai Liu

Director of IOL R&D
Dr. Liu joined Aaren Scientific Inc. in 2018. She earned her PhD from King’s College, London funded by the K.C.WONG Scholarship. She is a leading IOL R&D personnel with 20+ years of experience in ophthalmic optics.

Joseph Coggins

Director of Engineering
Engineering manager with over 10 years of experience in new designs and implementation, robotics and automated systems, lean six sigma, manufacturing optimization, and system programing.