Thursday, 12 August 2010 13:42
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 12, 2010 — Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest distributor of health care products and services to officebased practitioners, announced today that Gerard Metselaar has been promoted to Vice President of Corporate Brand Sales and Marketing, International Group.
In his new role, Mr. Metselaar will continue to develop Henry Schein’s Corporate Brand product category throughout Henry Schein’s International business.
After working as a consultant for Henry Schein in the Netherlands, Mr. Metselaar joined Henry Schein in 1994. He was instrumental in preparing the Company’s first catalog in Europe and developed a comprehensive product assortment during a period of tremendous organic and acquisition growth for Henry Schein in Europe.
Mr. Metselaar relocated from the Company’s U.K. offices to Germany in 2005 to lead the introduction of Henry Scheinbranded dental, medical and animal health products to the Company’s newly combined German business following its acquisition of Demedis Dental.
Mr. Metselaar received his dental degree from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands. He is based at Henry Schein’s facilities in Langen, Germany.
About Henry Schein
Henry Schein, a Fortune 500® company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, is recognized for its excellent customer service and highly competitive prices. The Company's four business groups – Dental, Medical, International and Technology – serve more than 600,000 customers worldwide, including dental practitioners and laboratories, physician practices and animal health clinics, as well as government and other institutions. The Company operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, which provides customers in more than 200 countries with a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein privatebrand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as specialorder items. Henry Schein also provides exclusive, innovative technology offerings for dental, medical and veterinary professionals, including valueadded practice management software and electronic health record solutions.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein employs more than 13,500 people and has operations or affiliates in 23 countries. The Company's net sales reached a record $6.5 billion in 2009. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.