Dentsply Sirona Names Donald M. Casey Jr. as new Chief Executive Officer

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Dentsply Sirona Names Donald M. Casey Jr. as new Chief Executive Officer
Posted: January 17, 2018
Edited by Dentaltown staff

YORK, Penn—Dentsply Sirona recently announced that its board of directors appointed Donald M. Casey Jr. as chief executive officer and as a member of its board of directors, effective February 12. Casey succeeds Mark A. Thierer, who served as interim chief executive officer since September 28, 2017. Thierer will continue to serve as interim chief executive officer through February 11 and will work closely with Casey to ensure a seamless transition.

Casey has more than 30 years of global health care experience and most recently served as chief executive officer of the medical segment of Cardinal Health. Under his leadership, he repositioned the segment and delivered consistent revenue and operating income growth and helped position the segment for sustainable growth going forward. Casey serves on the boards of AdvaMed and the James Foundation. Previously, he also served on the boards of Surgical Specialties (formerly AngioTech) and West Corp. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master of business administration degree from the University of Notre Dame.

“Dentsply Sirona’s board of directors is excited to appoint Don as our CEO,” said Eric K. Brandt, non-executive chairman of the board. “After a comprehensive search and careful consideration, our board unanimously concluded that Don has the right mix of skills, experience and talent to lead Dentsply Sirona to achieve its full potential. Don has deep experience in global manufacturing, product development and distribution of medical devices and technology. Further, he has a strong track record of managing global health care businesses and partnering with health care professionals, which will be critical to Dentsply Sirona as we continue to execute our growth strategy, accelerate innovation and advance dental care.”

"I would like to thank the board of directors for placing their trust and confidence in me,” said Casey. “It is truly an honor to serve as the next chief executive officer of Dentsply Sirona. This is a company that brings over a century of deep understanding of the market, leading brands, an unparalleled track record for innovation and a recognized commitment to clinical education. I firmly believe that Dentsply Sirona is well positioned to serve our customers by bringing comprehensive solutions globally. I look forward to working with the thousands of dedicated employees in driving growth in this attractive market and building on our position as the recognized market leader in the dental industry, empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer and faster dental care worldwide."

"On behalf of the Dentsply Sirona Board of Directors, I would like to thank Mark Thierer for his outstanding service as interim chief executive officer. Under his leadership, the company made meaningful progress on a series of important initiatives, including the merger integration, advancing our operational objectives and setting the company up for long term success and value creation. We appreciate Mark’s contributions and we wish him the best in his future endeavors," added Brandt.
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