DENTSPLY vice president

March 9, 2011
Rasin named vice president, general counsel and secretary.

YORK, Pennsylvania--DENTSPLY International has announced tha the appointment of Deborah Rasin as vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective March 7, 2011.

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Rasin succeeds Brian Addison, who will remain in a part-time role as special Ccunsel. In her role, Rasin will oversee legal affairs of the company and assume corporate secretary duties. She will be a senior member of the executive team, responsible for management and oversight of activities of the legal department.

Rasin previously served as vice president -legal, general counsel and secretary of Samsonite, and subsequently was a partner in a private law practice in London, England. Prior to joining Samsonite, Rasin spent nine years as a senior commercial and corporate attorney for General Motors, where she served as general counsel of several business units and subsidiaries. Rasin earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Harvard Law School and an undergraduate degree also from Harvard.

Bret Wise, DENTSPLY's chairman and chief executive officer, stated, "Deborah will be a very strong addition to our senior management team. We are excited to benefit from Deborah's corporate leadership and extensive international experience, as well as her strategic approach to legal issues. I also would like to thank Brian Addison for his many contributions as general counsel, and am very pleased that, after 17 years with DENTSPLY, he will remain a valuable resource and advisor to the company."

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