MELVILLE, N.Y., June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of its merger with Sullivan Dental.
In 1997, at the time of the merger with West Allis, WI-based Sullivan Dental, Henry Schein had 3,200 Team Schein Members and its U.S. dental sales were $819 million. Since then, Henry Schein has grown to more than 21,000 Team Schein Members and its 2016 U.S. dental sales totaled more than $3.2 billion.
To recognize these achievements and memorialize the legacy of Robert ("Bob") Sullivan, the founder of Sullivan Dental, Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Henry Schein, Inc., addressed the Henry Schein Dental team at its West Allis, WI-based dental headquarters.
"Since the merger, we have continued our focus on practice care so our customers can focus on patient care by adding on to our valued-added services and expanding our Business Solutions team to focus on practice care solutions," said Mr. Bergman. "The outcome of this customer-centric focus has allowed us to gain market share, grow our Team Schein Members and increase shareholder value – a great example of the power of collaboration."
Jim Breslawski, President of Henry Schein and CEO of the Global Dental Group, echoed these remarks and acknowledged the business' leadership team. "During the last 20 years, we have had a strong Henry Schein Dental leadership team, led by Tim Sullivan – President of the North American Dental Group, and Bob Sullivan's son – which will continue to guide us into the future," said Mr. Breslawski.
Today, Henry Schein is the leading dental products company in the world and a recognized leader in the categories of dental practice management software, digital imaging, dental equipment, and dental merchandise. In additional to general practitioners, the company supports the needs of specialists, including endodontists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, periodontists and prosthodontists by carrying thousands of innovative, high quality dental equipment and technology. Tim Sullivan recognized the team's success over the past two decades supporting its diverse customer base.
"Thank you to everyone who has been with us from the beginning, and to everyone who has joined the team along the way to help us realize our goals," said Mr. Sullivan. "I was so happy that my mother, Judy Sullivan, was with us to celebrate this anniversary as she helped my father build Sullivan Dental. My father, an entrepreneur and visionary, is looking down incredibly proud of what we have achieved together, and he would agree with Stan that our best years are yet to come."
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the NASDAQ 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs more than 21,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 1 million customers.
The company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items. The company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 32 countries. The company's sales reached a record $11.6 billion in 2016, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
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