Jeffrey T. Slovin Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sirona Dental Systems,
Sirona, the Dental Technology Leader, Announced That Jeffrey T.
Slovin Has Become Its Chief Executive Officer in Accordance With the
Succession Plan Previously Announced on November 16, 2012; Also as
Part of That Plan, Thomas Jetter, a Director, Has Become
Non-Executive Chairman; Jost Fischer Has Retired From the Positions
of Chairman and CEO
BENSHEIM, GERMANY and SALZBUG, AUSTRIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/13 --
Thomas Jetter, non-executive Chairman of Sirona's Board of Directors
commented: "Jeffrey T. Slovin is the ideal candidate to succeed Jost
Fischer as Sirona's CEO. He has the necessary experience and stellar
reputation in the dental community to take Sirona into the future.
Before joining Sirona in 2006, Jeff was CEO of publicly traded Schick
Technologies, Inc. where he built a reputation as an innovator and
operator in the dental community, and delivered significant
shareholder value. Since joining Sirona, he has consistently
demonstrated excellent judgment and played a major role in improving
our operations, targeting our research and development efforts and
leading growth initiatives."
Jeffrey T. Slovin takes over the management of Sirona, the dental
technology leader, that develops, produces, and markets a full range
of advanced treatment centers, imaging systems, handpieces, hygiene
systems, and dental CAD/CAM systems. The Company draws upon global
expertise from nearly 3,000 employees located around the world.
Sirona products are widely used by dental practices, clinics, and
laboratories in more than 135 countries.
"It is an honor to be given the opportunity to lead Sirona, the
finest organization in dentistry, and you should expect a seamless
transition. I understand and endorse the high level of expectations
we and others place on us as the leader in dental technology, and I
am excited by the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. During
my fourteen years in the dental industry, with the last seven at
Sirona, I have been focused on advancing dentistry, improving patient
care and delivering shareholder value. I am confident that with the
ongoing commitment and dedication of our outstanding management team,
we will continue to drive innovation to progress dentistry even
further," says Jeffrey T. Slovin, CEO of Sirona.
14 years in the Dental Industry, 7 years with Sirona
Prior to being appointed CEO, Jeffrey T. Slovin (48) served as
President and Director of Sirona, based in Bensheim, Germany, since
September 2010. In this role, he was responsible for all segments as
well as research and development. From June 2006 until September
2010, Slovin was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
of Sirona's U.S. Operations. Jeffrey T. Slovin joined Sirona through
the Company's 2006 acquisition of Schick Technologies, Inc. Between
June 2004 and June 2006 he served as Chief Executive Officer of
Schick and from December 1999 until June 2006 as its President and
Director. Prior to joining Schick he held executive positions in
different industries. Slovin received his MBA degree from Harvard
Business School. He is currently a member of the Young President's
Organization and the Board of Fellows of the Harvard School of Dental
Medicine. Jeffrey T. Slovin was born in 1964 in Connecticut, raised
in Massachusetts and is married with two children.
Farewell to Jost Fischer
Jost Fischer (58) is leaving Sirona after eleven successful years to
go into retirement. Jeffrey T. Slovin thanks his predecessor: "On
behalf of Sirona and all the employees, I thank Jost Fischer for the
commitment, vision and tireless dedication in transforming Sirona
into the world-class global, dental technology company it is today."
Sirona, the dental technology and innova-tion leader, has served
equipment dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years.
Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental
products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital
intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment
centers and handpieces. Visit www.sirona.com for more information
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