Christian Brutzer Named President of Ivoclar Vivadent North America

Current N.A. company vice president to assume new position on July 1
Posted: February 28, 2019
Edited by Dentaltown staff

AMHERST, N.Y.—Ivoclar Vivadent recently announced that Christian Brutzer has been appointed president of Ivoclar Vivadent North America, effective July 1. Currently a vice president of Ivoclar Vivadent N.A., Brutzer will be responsible for leading the North American subsidiaries (U.S. and Canada).

Brutzer joined Ivoclar Vivadent AG in 2006 as director of sales for the Asia/Pacific Global Region and vice president of Alloy Sales for North America. He was appointed to the Ivoclar Vivadent AG corporate management board in 2011. Until July 1, Brutzer will continue in his current role in North American operations and work with current Ivoclar Vivadent President and CEO, Robert Ganley, toward an effective and seamless transition. He will also maintain his position on the corporate management board responsible for the Asia/Pacific Global Region.

"Mr. Ganley has enjoyed a storied career with Ivoclar Vivadent," said Brutzer. "Under his leadership, the company has experienced tremendous growth. He was responsible for jump-starting the 'Esthetic Revolution' and many of his accomplishments still serve as industry benchmarks. In this position, I look forward to continuing his legacy."

Following graduation from law school and a post-graduate program in Japan, Brutzer began his career in the dental industry by holding several executive management positions in Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia, China and the U.S. An honorary fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International and a fellow of the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics, Brutzer also served as president of the Association of International Dental Manufacturers from 2014 until 2016, and is currently vice president of the Academy of Dentistry International Foundation.

“Moving forward in a rapidly changing environment, our goal will be to provide the dental profession with comprehensive materials and technology solutions that result in quality, aesthetic dentistry," said Brutzer. "We are committed to helping dentists, dental laboratories and patients realize true value and successful outcomes.”
 

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