Henry Schein has announced new roles for two of its senior dental leaders. Tim Sullivan will assume the role of executive advisor, global dental, while AJ Caffentzis will become president, US dental distribution. Both Sullivan and Caffentzis will continue to report to Jonathan Koch, senior vice president and CEO of Henry Schein’s Global Dental Group.
In his new position, Sullivan will continue to provide executive leadership for the Henry Schein Dental Canada team, to lead the development of customer-focused strategic initiatives, and to help advance key supplier relationships. This change is part of Henry Schein’s formal, long-range succession planning effort.
“Over the course of 21 years, Tim has been one of our most inspiring, effective, and respected business leaders,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chair of the board and CEO of Henry Schein. “Along with our vice chairman, Jim Breslawski, Tim played a significant leadership role in the successful integration of the teams from Sullivan Dental and Henry Schein to create the largest full-service dental business in the world.
“Sullivan Dental Products, Sullivan-Schein Dental, and Henry Schein Dental have been my profession and my passion for more than two decades,” said Sullivan. “This business is my family’s legacy, and I am most comfortable entrusting it to the capable hands of my Henry Schein colleagues, who have repeatedly proven themselves to be insightful, effective, and customer-focused business partners.”
As Sullivan moves from president of the North American Dental Group and into his new role, Caffentzis will assume responsibility for leadership of the US Dental Distribution business. Caffentzis joined Henry Schein nearly two years ago following a career at AmerisourceBergen and Johnson & Johnson.
For the past year, Caffentzis has been working with Sullivan and the US Dental executive leadership while leading the Henry Schein Special Markets group. His team will include the leaders of all facets of the US Dental Distribution and Special Markets businesses as he continues to increase internal collaboration and advance a “One Schein” offering to US dental customers.
“In the relatively short time that he has been at Henry Schein, AJ also has proven himself to be a most valuable partner and an effective leader. I am confident that AJ and Jon Koch will forge the same strong partnership that Tim and I had and work together to lead our US dental business to even greater success,” said James Breslawski, vice chair of the board and president of Henry Schein.
“The US dental leadership team that Tim has assembled is outstanding. We are focused on continuing our growth by understanding our customers’ needs and providing our customers with innovative, comprehensive solutions to enhance efficiency and clinical success in this quickly changing world,” said Caffentzis.