Ed Buffington

As the CEO of GPN Technologies, I’m leading an outstanding team of professionals always striving to deliver software tools providing data-driven insights to help ECP’s make better, more focused decisions. Currently, our “vision” team is re-architecting EDGEPro, GPN’s flagship data analytics tool which provides vital insights into the KPI’s all eyecare offices need to know to effectively manage their practices. Early in 2024, our new EDGEPro version will launch offering the industry’s premier, comprehensive, and easy-to-use data analytics tools.

My career has encompassed over 40 years in the eyecare industry, predominantly in the technology sector developing software business solutions for independent ECP’s. In the early 80’s, OfficeMate was the first affordable and comprehensive eyecare office management software to be offered. In the early 90’s, OfficeMate was complemented by ExamWRITER, also an early entry into the electronic medical records arena.

As a father of four and grandfather of six all of whom live less than two miles away, all my current free time is dedicated to family and maintaining the family homestead! Sunday dinners are full of life and vigor with 15 family members attending most every Sunday.

My wife Marci and I are making a concerted effort to take a break from the routine and travel internationally more so long as we have our health and can travel and enjoy!

As I drift into a full retirement mode and have additional free time, there are a few outside activities and charities I would like to pursue. Gardening has always been an enjoyable hobby, I would investigate cooking (other than just grilling!), and volunteering at the local animal shelters. It’s likely I will also discover other new interests that may not be on my radar today!

Charities that you might consider supporting:

Tunnel to Towers -  t2t.org

SPCA - spca.org