Eric Shirley Named Dental President
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- (Business Wire)
Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO) announced today that Eric Shirley
will join Patterson as President of the Dental business unit effective
February 4, 2019.
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“After completing a thorough search, Eric was the clear choice to lead
Patterson Dental into the future,” said Mark Walchirk, President and CEO
of Patterson Companies. “His track record in the dental industry,
combined with his leadership experience and ability to drive
performance, made him an ideal candidate for this critical role at
Shirley joins Patterson with more than 26 years of dental industry
experience in various leadership roles. Most recently, he served as the
Chief Commercial Officer at Midmark, where he drove revenue and
operating improvements within Midmark’s Dental, Medical and Animal
Health divisions. Prior to Midmark, Shirley held leadership positions at
Dentsply Preventive Care and Dentsply Professional as well as various
roles at several other dental manufacturers. He also is a past chairman
of the Dental Trade Alliance, and is involved in several philanthropic
organizations, including TeamSmile, Oral Health America and the Dental
“Having been a part of the dental industry for my entire career, I have
always viewed Patterson as a leader in our space, providing unparalleled
expertise and constant focus on the customer,” said Shirley. “I am
excited to join the Patterson team to build on the legacy Patterson
Dental has established and drive towards continued success for our
Shirley holds a Master of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson
School of Management, and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Long
Beach State University.
About Patterson Companies Inc.
Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) connects dental and animal health customers in North
America and the U.K. to the latest products, technologies, services and
innovative business solutions that enable operational and professional
success. Our comprehensive portfolio, distribution network and supply
chain is equaled only by our dedicated, knowledgeable people who deliver
unrivalled expertise and unmatched customer service and support. Learn
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Bria Townshend, Corporate Communications
Source: Patterson Companies Inc.
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