David S. Haffner

David S. Haffner, Executive Vice President, New Technologies

David S. Haffner has served as our executive vice president, new technologies since February 2017. He was previously our vice president, product development, a position he had held since joining Glaukos in February 2001. Immediately prior to joining our company, Mr. Haffner consulted to the medical industry in the areas of medical device and pharmaceutical product development, with emphasis on mechanical systems for pharmaceutical drug delivery. Prior to this, he spent over 10 years at Allergan, Inc. leading teams and departments in several divisions, including surgical products, pharmaceuticals, and worldwide operations. Mr. Haffner has directed several multi-million dollar programs in both research and development and operations involving development and commercialization of ophthalmic products and technologies targeted at cataract, glaucoma, dry eye and nasal disease groups. The scope of his work has spanned a broad diversity of technical disciplines including operations management, process development, site construction, validation, injection molding, automated assembly, packaging, product design, engineering analysis, and industrial design. Mr. Haffner holds a B.S. from California State University, Long Beach.