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Slovin appointed CEO of Sirona Dental Systems

Feb. 21, 2013
Slovin will replace Jost Fischer.

BENSHEIM, Germany and SALZBURG--Jeffrey T. Slovin takes over the management of Sirona Dental Systems.

Sirona, a dental technology leader, that develops, produces, and markets a range of advanced treatment centers, imaging systems, handpieces, hygiene systems, and dental CAD/CAM systems, draws upon global expertise from nearly 3,000 employees located around the world.

Thomas Jetter, nonexecutive chairman of Sirona’s Board of Directors, commented: “Jeffrey T. Slovin is the ideal candidate to succeed Jost Fischer as Sirona’s CEO. He has the necessary experience and stellar reputation in the dental community to take Sirona into the future. Before joining Sirona in 2006, Jeff was CEO of publicly traded Schick Technologies, Inc. where he built a reputation as an innovator and operator in the dental community, and delivered significant shareholder value. Since joining Sirona, he has consistently demonstrated excellent judgment and played a major role in improving our operations, targeting our research and development efforts and leading growth initiatives.”

Said Slovin: “It is an honor to be given the opportunity to lead Sirona, the finest organization in dentistry, and you should expect a seamless transition. I understand and endorse the high level of expectations we and others place on us as the leader in dental technology, and I am excited by the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. During my14 years in the dental industry, with the last seven at Sirona, I have been focused on advancing dentistry, improving patient care and delivering shareholder value. I am confident that with the ongoing commitment and dedication of our outstanding management team, we will continue to drive innovation to progress dentistry even further."

Prior to being appointed CEO, Slovin, 48, served as president and Director of Sirona, based in Bensheim, Germany, since September 2010. In this role, he was responsible for all segments, as well as research and development.

From June 2006 until September 2010, Slovin was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Sirona’s U.S. Operations. Slovin joined Sirona through the company’s 2006 acquisition of Schick Technologies. Between June 2004 and June 2006, he served as chief executive officer of Schick, and from December 1999 until June 2006 as its president and director.

Prior to joining Schick, he held executive positions in different industries. Slovin received his MBA degree from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Young President’s Organization and the Board of Fellows of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Slovin was born in 1964 in Connecticut, raised in Massachusetts, and is married with two children.

Fischer, 58, will leave Sirona after 11 years to go into retirement.

“On behalf of Sirona and all the employees, I thank Jost Fischer for the commitment, vision, and tireless dedication in transforming Sirona into the world-class global, dental technology company it is today,” Slovin said.

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