People and Places
Jeff Connon - Regional sales manager. With more than 10 years of experience in the practice financing and technology markets, Connon will be responsible for managing key programs in the dental market and new business development in the optometric market.
Heraeus Kulzer, Inc.
Christopher Holden - President. Holden has served in numerous positions over his four-plus years at Heraeus Kulzer, working most recently as vice president, head of dentistry division.
Jim Henry - Territory sales manager. Henry, who most recently served as a medical regional sales manager with Microflex, Inc., brings more than 35 years of dental industry experience and knowledge to his new position. Henry will be responsible for promoting and selling DentalEZ®, CustomAir®and RAMVAC® equipment. His territory includes northern Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and northern Louisiana.
Rob White - Sales representative, StarDental®. White brings more than 19 years of experience in the dental industry to his new position. Most recently, he served as a territory sales representative for a dental supply company in Austin, Texas. His StarDental® territory includes southern Texas and southern Louisiana.
Sally Knutson - Senior vice president and chief financial officer. Knutson has more than 17 years of financial management experience. She began her career in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers and then in industry establishing her corporate standing with such well-known brand names as the Dole Food Company and The Walt Disney Company.
Brenda McLoughlin - Vice president and general manager of pharmaceutical and consumer products. He is a consumer products executive who has launched more than 40 brands nationwide. McLoughlin brings experience from industry giant Johnson & Johnson, Inc. where he directed multiple consumer and pharmaceutical product lines including Neutrogena, Johnson’s Kids, and Retin A.
Jerry Feeney - Vice president, marketing. Feeney joined Vident in September 2003 as the director of marketing after 25 years in the dental industry. He recently played a key role in the introduction of the highly successful inVizion branding campaign for VITAVM 9 porcelain and VITA YZ milling cubes.
Teresa Moore - Marketing specialist. She will create external and internal communications, advertising schedules, and supervise the production of literature, advertising, and marketing materials. Moore will be based at the company’s headquarters in Louisville, Ky.
Kevin McCullough - Regional manager, Northeast. McCullough brings more than five years of experience to the position, most recently serving as an inside sale representative on HPSC’s practice finance team. He holds a mathematics degree from Trinity College, where he graduated with honors, and currently resides in Boston.
Joseph Mitchell - Vice president, practice acquisition sales. Mitchell brings more than 20 years of experience to the position, most recently serving as vice president, business development at Citicorp Vendor Finance where he was responsible for strategic planning and management of Citi’s largest healthcare vendor private label program for Henry Schein Company.
Paul Fisher - Field sales consultant. Fisher joins Sullivan-Schein serving its central Oregon territory.
Scott Fritz - Field sales consultant. Fritz joins Sullivan-Schein in its Little Rock, Ark., center.
Jeff Gardino - Field sales consultant. Gardino joins Sullivan-Schein in its Memphis center. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and an MBA from Union University.
Brenda Liongson - Field sales consultant. Liongson joins Sullivan-Schein in its San Francisco center and brings more than 10 years of dental industry experience to the company.
Jake Meadows - Equipment service specialist. Meadows joins Sullivan-Schein serving its northern Virginia territory. He brings more than four years of dental industry experience to his new position, and previously served as a field sales consultant for Sullivan-Schein.
Steve Merchenthaler - Field sales consultant. Merchenthaler joins Sullivan-Schein in its Philadelphia center.
Julia A. Monroe - Field sales consultant. Monroe joins Sullivan-Schein in its Fort Wayne, Ind., center, and brings more than four years of dental industry experience to the company.
Keith Ritchey - Field sales consultant. Ritchey joins Sullivan-Schein in its Memphis center. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgia Southern University.
Ryan Sittler - Field sales consultant. Sittler joins Sullivan-Schein, serving its Salt Lake City center. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Brigham Young University-Idaho.
Chow He Zhao - Field sales consultant. Chow joins Sullivan-Schein in its Elkridge, Md., center, serving the southern Maryland and Washington D.C. territories. Chow holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech).
John Freer - Vice president, business development. Freer comes to Oralogix Corporation with more than 15 years of experience in technical sales, field training, and business development for top-tier dental manufacturers.
DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental
Keith Clements - Director of sales. Before joining DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental, Clements served for 18 years with the Medical Nutrition business of Novartis. In his most recent role, Clements was accountable for the company’s entire long-term care sales business along with 100 sales executives and regional and national account managers.
Elizabeth Soares - Regional account manager. Soares will work with preferred dealers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Soares comes to Centrix from another dental company, where she grew territory sales by more than 39 percent.
Gregory Rice - Imaging and Large Equipment Sales Representative, Western Region. Rice is responsible for the Sacramento Calif., to Reno, Nev., territories. He previously worked as a sales representative for ADP and studied Fire Service Management at California State University-Sacaramento.
Wesley Birdsong - Sales representative. Birdsong previously with Progressive Food Service Brokerage, Inc., as a senior account executive. He will cover the Tennessee-based territory.
John Gray III - Sales representative. Gray previously worked for Auto Control Medical as a territory manager. He will cover the Vancouver-based territory.
Gayle Klipping - Sales representative. Klipping previously worked for Blue Linx as a product manager. Klipping will cover the Georgia-based territory.
Matthew Martinelli - Sales representative. Martinelli comes to Axis Dental from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. He will cover the Washington-based territory.
John McCoy - Eastern regional manager. McCoy has worked in sales management for another dental company as well as working in various capacities for dental distributors.
Gary Patterson - Key account manager. Patterson previously worked for another dental company as a territory sales manager. He will be a key account manager for the Southeast U.S. territory, covering Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
Patterson Dental Supply
Patterson Dental Supply announces its most recent classes of graduating sales representatives. This group completed comprehensive training at the Patterson Corporate Office in St. Paul, Minn.
(left to right, top to bottom) Lori Adams, San Francisco - Christina Allshouse, Wilkes-Barre - Scott Baily, Shreveport - Kathryn Carey, Metro NY/NJ - Doug Cook, Boise - Brett Couch, Indianapolis
(left to right, top to bottom)Scott Crane, Birmingham - Mindy DeBarge, Shreveport - Mike Dodson, Indianapolis - Kevin Emery, Philadelphia - Sarah Fernald, Connecticut - Luke Matz, South Bend
(left to right)Janice Miekoski, Metro NY/NJ - Matt Updegraff, Rochester - Jonathon White, Pittsburgh