LED Medical Board appointments

March 11, 2011
Steven Semmelmayer and Robert Cartagena named.

BURNABY, British Columbia, Canada—LED Medical Diagnostics, parent of LED Dental, has announced that Steven Semmelmayer and Robert Cartagena have been named to its board of directors.

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Semmelmayer is a 31-year veteran of the dental industry. Until recently, he served as CEO of Discus Dental, which he led for more than two years before arranging its sale to Royal Philips Electronics.

He spent the bulk of his career at Sybron Dental Specialties, where his positions included president of Kerr Corporation and president of the Professional Dental Group. In between stints at Sybron and Discus, he served as CEO and chairman of LED Medical Diagnostics.

Cartagena is an 18-year veteran of the dental industry. He has been with Discus Dental since its founding in 1993, and serves as chief operating officer. His previous position there was vice president of business development.

“We are at a critical and exciting juncture in our company’s young history, and we are very pleased and fortunate to have the benefit of Steve and Robert’s expertise and insights as we accelerate our growth,” said Peter Whitehead, founder and chairman of LED Medical Diagnostics and CEO of its LED Dental subsidiary.

“Steve is one of the dental industry’s most successful and respected leaders, with an in-depth knowledge of our company and a strong relationship with our exclusive distributor in North America, Henry Schein Dental. And having risen through the ranks of Discus Dental from its inception, Robert knows exactly what it takes to grow an innovative dental manufacturer from a start-up to a position of industry leadership.”

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