MELVILLE, N.Y., July 5, 2011— Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, today announced that Andreas Meldau has joined the Company as President, European Dental Specialties and Exclusive Products, a newly-created position within the organization. Based in Langen, Germany, Mr. Meldau will be part of Henry Schein’s International Group, reporting to Bob Minowitz, President of Henry Schein’s European Dental Group. Mr. Meldau will also support Henry Schein’s Global Healthcare Specialties Group. Previously, Mr. Meldau was CEO of COLTENE Holding AG.
In his new role at Henry Schein, Mr. Meldau will focus on four strategically important specialty categories – orthodontics, implants, oral surgery and endodontics – strengthening Henry Schein’s commitment to meeting the practice needs of specialists and generalists who perform these dental services.
"With the increasing importance of dental specialties worldwide, we are committed to providing our dental specialist customers with a comprehensive selection of technology-driven products, equipment, pharmaceuticals and value-added services tailored to meet their practice needs, as we have done for our dental generalist customers for years," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Henry Schein. "Andreas will be pivotal in continuing to build our capability in this area on a Pan-European basis. His extensive background in the dental and medical fields, well-honed leadership skills, and knowledge of the unique markets throughout Europe make Andreas ideally suited for this important role."
Mr. Meldau has served as CEO of COLTENE Holding since 2008. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer of the company’s Dental group and CEO of Coltene/Whaledent EMEA. Before joining Coltene in 2002, Mr. Meldau was CEO of redIT Services, CEO of AVL Medical Instruments, Managing Director at Martin Engineering, and Sales Manager at NCR/AT&T. Mr. Meldau is a Swiss citizen, and holds a degree in law from the University of Zürich as well as an SVM management diploma of St. Gallen University.
About Henry Schein’s International Group
Henry Schein’s International Group serves approximately 260,000 office-based dental, medical and animal health practices through operations or affiliates in Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR,Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. In addition, Schein Direct provides direct air package delivery service to practitioners in more than 200 countries around the world.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, is a Fortune 500® company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index. The Company is recognized for its excellent customer service and highly competitive prices. Henry Schein’s five businesses—Dental, Medical, Animal Health, International and Technology & Value-Added Services—serve more than 700,000 customers worldwide, including dental practitioners and laboratories, physician practices and animal health practices, as well as government and other institutions. The Company operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, which provides customers in more than 200 countries with a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein corporate brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as special-order items. Henry Schein also provides exclusive, innovative technology offerings for dental, medical and veterinary professionals, including value-added practice management software and electronic health record solutions.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein employs more than 14,000 people and has operations or affiliates in 25 countries. The Company’s net sales reached a record $7.5 billion in 2010. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.