PRIDE Industries Welcomes Rob Lynch to Board of Directors

Leading employer of people with disabilities adds President and CEO of VSP Global to its board

Roseville, Ca. Nov 16, 2010 - PRIDE Industries, a leading employer of people with disabilities and a recognized service provider of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and facilities solutions to business and government agencies nationwide, today announced the addition of Rob Lynch to its board of directors.

Lynch is president and CEO of VSP Global℠, which includes VSP Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the United States with 55 million members. VSP Global℠ offers world-class products and services to eye care professionals, employers, and members through a group of leading companies providing comprehensive eye care coverage; design and distribution of quality eyewear; premiere management software and technology to improve practice management and patient experience; ophthalmic products; and technologically advanced lab services.  Since 1997, VSP has also provided more than 557,309 low-income, uninsured children with free eye care.

With more than 30 years experience in the employee benefits field, Rob joined VSP in 2006 from Buck Consultants, an ACS Company, where he was managing director and chief operating officer. Lynch also serves on the board of directors of Prevent Blindness America.

“Rob has demonstrated unparalleled leadership and commitment in the expansion of VSP Global℠,” said Mike Ziegler, President and CEO of PRIDE Industries. “I am honored to have Rob as a member of our board of directors. PRIDE will benefit from his knowledge and insight as we continue to grow our business services, while creating jobs for people with disabilities.”

VSP Global℠ has repeatedly been recognized in Fortune Magazine’s annual list of “Best Companies to Work For,” and J.D. Power and Associates ranked VSP “Highest in Member Satisfaction Among National Vision Plans, Three Years in a Row." Lynch has led the global expansion of the company which is headquartered in Rancho Cordova, Ca.

“I am honored to be given the opportunity to contribute to the mission and growth of PRIDE Industries,” said Lynch. “PRIDE is a recognized leader in training and job creation for people with disabilities. I look forward to working with PRIDE as they expand their footprint and mission across the nation.”

About PRIDE Industries

PRIDE Industries is a not-for-profit organization meeting the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and facilities service needs of public and private organizations nationwide while creating meaningful jobs for people with disabilities. Operating in 11 states and the nation’s capital, PRIDE employs more than 4,000 individuals, including more than 2,400 people with disabilities. Headquartered in Roseville, Ca. PRIDE ranks as the second largest manufacturing and service company in the greater Sacramento region.