Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (former Vistakon) has extended Jean Accad's territorial responsibilities to cover Eastern Europe, East Africa and the Middle East. The 40-year-old French executive, who joined the group in 1997, remains in charge of Southern Europe. His responsibilities as country manager for France are taken up by Thibault Mongon, a 31-year-old executive who became marketing manager of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care France in January of 2000. Accad remains as chairman of Syffoc and Euromcontact, which are respectively the French and European associations of contact lens suppliers. Accad had previously run the ophthalmic division of Alcon France, a Nestlé subsidiary. Mongon had worked in marketing for Danone and Bormioli in France and Italy.