|[November 16, 2012]
Patterson Companies CEO Scott P. Anderson Elected Chairman of Dental Trade Alliance
ST. PAUL, Minn. --(Business Wire)--
Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) today announced that Scott P.
Anderson, its president and chief executive officer, has been elected
chairman of the board of the Dental Trade Alliance (DTA), an association
of companies that provide dental equipment, supplies, materials and
services to dentists and other oral care professionals.
Anderson said, "It is an honor to work with the DTA leadership, which
shares a common voice on the major issues facing the dental profession.
Reflecting Patterson's culture, the DTA devotes time and talent to
causes that benefit all stakeholders in dentistry."
Gary Price, DTA's chief executive officer, said, "Scott Anderson is the
fifth person in Patterson's 100 year history to serve as chairman of our
dental trade group. We are proud to have him as our chairman and look
forward to a successful and productive year under his leadership."
DTA, the voice of the dental industry, has also become a leader in the
dental community, paving the wayfor the formation of a coalition of 37
dental organizations called The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy
Lives. The goal of the Partnership is to improve oral health in America.
The coalition partnered with the Ad Council to launch a national oral
health awareness campaign in August 2012. This campaign targets
caregivers of children ages 0-12, stressing the importance of brushing
their teeth for two minutes, twice a day: www.2min2x.org.
Anderson was first elected to the DTA board in 2006 as a
director-at-large. He became an officer in 2009 and was elected second
vice chairman. Anderson serves on the DTA's executive committee and has
chaired its strategic planning committee.
About Patterson Companies, Inc.
Patterson Companies, Inc. is
a value-added distributor serving the dental, companion-pet veterinarian
and rehabilitation supply markets.
As Patterson's largest business, Patterson Dental
provides a virtually complete range of consumable dental products,
equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and value-added
services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout North America.
Webster Veterinary is a leading distributor of
consumable veterinary supplies, equipment and software, diagnostic
products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals to companion-pet veterinary
Medical is the world's leading distributor of rehabilitation supplies
and non-wheelchair assistive patient products to the physical and
occupational therapy markets. The unit's global customer base includes
hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and dealers.
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