DENTSPLY International Inc. : DENTSPLY International Announces Executive
York, PA - April 8, 2013 - DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) today
announced a realignment of executive management responsibilities designed to
drive the Company's strategic integration and alignment of global operations.
Chris Clark, DENTSPLY's former President and Chief Operating Officer will
assume the role of President and Chief Financial Officer. His primary
responsibilities will include strategy and business development activities,
all finance functions, as well as DENTSPLY's corporate functions for clinical
affairs, information technology, manufacturing, human resources, and research
and development. Mr. Clark joined DENTSPLY in 1993 and has successfully served
in leadership roles of increasing responsibility within numerous divisions,
operating groups and, for the past six years, as President and Chief Operating
Jim Mosch, currently Executive Vice President, will be promoted to the
position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with
responsibility for all of DENTSPLY's operating units. Mr. Mosch has extensive
operating experience including 19 years with DENTSPLY in roles of increasing
management responsibility as a general manager, operating vice president, and
most recently as Executive Vice President. Mr. Mosch has also led the
Company's business development activities for the past six years, and more
recently managed the Company's acquisition and integration of Astra Tech, the
largest transaction in the Company's 114 year history.
In addition to the above appointments, the Company also announced that William
Jellison has resigned as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer to
pursue another business interest. Prior to his full departure, Mr. Jellison
will be available to the Company for transitional purposes.
Bret Wise, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented that "These changes
to DENTSPLY's management structure will enhance our ability to compete more
effectively in today's global dental market by providing for stronger
alignment and integration across our functional and operational units. I would
like to thank Bill Jellison for his many contributions to DENTSPLY and
congratulate Chris Clark and Jim Mosch in their new roles. Moving forward, our
leadership team will work closely together to ensure that DENTSPLY continues
to lead the global dental industry in innovation and customer service and to
grow shareholder value."
DENTSPLY International Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of
dental and other consumable medical deviceproducts. The Company believes it
is the world's largest manufacturer of consumable dental products for the
professional dental market. For over 110 years, DENTSPLY's commitment to
innovation and professional collaboration has enhanced its portfolio of
branded consumables and small equipment. Headquartered in the United States,
the Company has global operations with sales in more than 120 countries.The
Company also has strategically located distribution centers to enable it to
better serve its customers and increase operating efficiency. While the
United States and Europe are the Company's largest markets, the Company serves
all major markets worldwide. Visit www.dentsply.com for more information
about DENTSPLY and its products.
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