|[February 21, 2013]
New Executive Appointment: Jeffrey T. Slovin Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.
BENSHEIM/SALZBURG, Germany --(Business Wire)--
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.
New Executive Appointment Jeffrey T. Slovin Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.
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 patientcare 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
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."
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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,
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