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Inside Dentistry

May 2006, Volume 2, Issue 4
Published by AEGIS Communications


Industry Scoop

Sybron Dental Specialties Names Daniel Even Executive VP and COO

Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc., a leading manufacturer of a broad range of value-added products for the professional dental market and the specialty markets of orthodontics, endodontics, and implantology, has named Daniel Even Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. Evan was recently promoted to the newly created position of executive vice president - global operations, but the company amended its by-laws in order to bestow the new title to him, which the company believes is more befitting his new responsibilities. Even is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Sybron, including executing on the company’s strategic initiatives, overseeing its worldwide marketing, sales, and manufacturing operations, creating operational efficiencies, and achieving the company’s financial and operational goals.

Even has worked for Sybron Dental Specialties for more than 25 years and has led the company’s Specialty Products group since 1993. During his tenure in the Specialty Products group, Even has helped lead Sybron to the leading market position in orthodontics and directed the company’s expansion into the orthodontic laboratory, endodontic, and dental implant businesses. The Specialty Products group has more than $300 million in annual sales and approximately 2,000 employees. Mr. Even has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis, and an MBA from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

“Having spent more than 25 years at Sybron, I have tremendous pride in what we have accomplished and I am very pleased to have the opportunity to make an even greater contribution to the company,” said Even. “Sybron intends to continue executing on the strategies that have served us well over the past several years. I look forward to working with the other members of the management team to capitalize on our strong growth opportunities and continuing to strengthen the Sybron franchise in the years to come.”

Rob White

Rob White Named StarDental® Sales Representative for DentalEZ® Group

DentalEZ Group, a supplier of innovative products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, has recently named Rob White as a StarDental sales representative. White brings more than 19 years of experience in the dental industry to his new position. Most recently, he served as a territory sales representative at Benco Dental Supply in Austin, Texas.

“Rob comes to us with an extensive background in sales, marketing, and customer service,” said Herb Baird, southern regional manager for DentalEZ Group. “His enthusiasm and commitment will make him highly successful as a StarDental representative.”

In his new role, White will be responsible for promoting and selling StarDental products, such as high- and low-speed handpieces, hygiene handpieces, electric handpieces, and hand instruments. His territory includes Southern Texas and Southern Louisiana.

New Management Structure for Sybron’s Professional Dental Group

Sybron Dental Specialties has announced a new management structure for its Professional Dental Group. The Company’s Professional Dental Group is responsible for developing and manufacturing a variety of branded dental consumable products, small nonconsumable equipment, and consumable infection prevention products, which are sold through independent distributors to the dental industry worldwide, as well as to the medical profession.

Under the new structure, Steven Semmelmayer will serve as the president of the Professional Dental Group, a newly created position. Semmelmayer has been with Sybron Dental Specialties for 25 years and has served as President of Kerr Corporation since 1998. Reporting to Semmelmayer will be Dr. Edward Shellard, as the president of Kerr Corporation; Garret Sato, as general manager of Orascoptic, the company’s visualization equipment business; and Todd Norbe, as general manager of Total Care, the company’s infection prevention business.

Dan Even, chief operating officer of Sybron Dental Specialties, said, “The changes to the Professional Dental Group were made to provide Mr. Semmelmayer additional time to focus on enhancing execution of all phases of the group’s business plan including manufacturing excellence, acquisition integration, new product development, and expense control. At the same time, Dr. Shellard, Mr. Norbe, and Mr. Sato will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the businesses that comprise the Professional Dental Group.”

HPSC Appoints McCullough and Mitchell to Positions

HPSC, a division of GE Healthcare Financial Services, recently appointed Kevin McCullough to regional manager for the Northeast. In this role, McCullough will be responsible for practice acquisition broker relationships, transaction management, and developing new resources for referring and developing new practice finance business.

“Kevin has a proven track record in financial services,” said Ray Doherty, senior vice president of sales. “His industry experience and focus on customer satisfaction will help our customers become more productive, competitive, and profitable through the creation of tailored, competitively priced financing programs.”

McCullough brings more than 5 years of experience to the position, most recently serving as an inside sale representative on HPSC’s practice finance team. Prior to this role, he worked closely with major accounts, customers, vendors, and internal customers to expedite transactions and ensure the highest levels of customer service. McCullough holds a mathematics degree from Trinity College where he graduated with honors. McCullough currently resides in Boston.

HPSC also recently appointed Joseph Mitchell to vice president practice acquisition sales. In the new role, Mitchell will be responsible for leading the practice finance sales team.

“We are extremely pleased to add such a talented executive to our team,” said Doherty. “Joseph has a proven track record in the area of sales, business development, and customer service, which will help us enhance the financial services we provide.”

Mitchell brings more than 20 years experience to the position, most recently serving as vice president, business development at Citicorp Vendor Finance where he was responsible for strategic planning and management of Citi’s largest health care vendor private label program for Henry Schein Company. Prior to entering the finance industry, Mitchell worked with a dental and medical equipment manufacturer in a variety of functions including operations, leasing and sales. Mitchell is currently relocating from New Jersey to the Boston area.

Heraeus Kulzer, Inc. Promotes Christopher Holden to President

Heraeus Kulzer, Inc., the North American dental subsidiary of Heraeus Kulzer GmbH, recently promoted Christopher Holden to the position of president. Holden has served with Heraeus Kulzer in numerous positions over his 4-plus years with the company and most recently as vice president, head of dentistry division.

Heraeus Kulzer, with its global head office in Hanau, Germany, has 1,600 employees worldwide with affiliates in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company is a systems provider and service partner for dentists and dental technicians.

Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group, also headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company in the business segments of precious metals, dental health, sensors, quartz glass, and specialty lighting sources with more than 9,800 employees.


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