Align Technology Announces Departure of VP of Marketing

Dec. 2, 2011
Sheila Tan has left the company.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Align Technology, Inc. announced that Sheila Tan, Align vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer (CMO), has left the company. On an interim basis, Thomas M. Prescott, Align president and CEO, will oversee consumer marketing, and Tim Mack, Align senior vice president of business development and former CEO of Cadent, will oversee new product development and professional marketing.

Ms. Tan joined Align in September 2008 as vice president of strategic marketing, and became vice president of marketing and CMO in March 2009. During her tenure, Ms. Tan was instrumental in helping to expand Align's consumer marketing platform and to deliver key Invisalign product launches.

"I want to thank Sheila for her many contributions over the past three years and wish her well in her future endeavors," said Prescott.

An executive search is currently underway for new marketing leadership. "In our search to fill this important role, we will look for an executive with extensive medical device, medical marketing, or similar expertise and experience, along with the knowledge and skills necessary to continue executing our successful strategic initiatives," said Prescott. "The integration of Cadent into Align Technology this year has led to a renewed emphasis on emerging science and medical device technology in every area of the Company as we look to continue our growth in clear aligner technology and to fully leverage our potential in the digital scanning and restorative dentistry markets."

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