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- Whip Mix Corp. · Industry News · February 14, 2014
Whether you're still celebrating a Super Bowl victory or turned your attention back to college basketball, you're involved with your team. I've thrown an extra Ezine at you this month because I wanted to brag about two of my current teammates... The Journal of Dental Technology has just recognized our VP of Sales and Marketing, Anne Steinbock, as someone "Who's Hot" in 2014. I hope you pick up the publication to read the article which highlights how Anne grew up in the Whip Mix business (her grandfather is our founder), but chose architecture to study. Because Anne likes faster results and...
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · February 13, 2014
3M ESPE Dental announces the appointment of James Ingebrand as its new President and General Manager, responsible for the strategic direction and overall operations of 3M ESPE. Ingebrand has a 30-year career at 3M, much of it in healthcare including dental, which will allow him to very quickly transition into the new role. "Jim has a proven track record of business leadership," said Joaquin Delgado, Executive Vice President, 3M Health Care Business Group. "Prior to successfully leading 3M Drug Delivery Systems Division, Jim led our core dental business in 3M ESPE. Jim is very familiar with...
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · January 22, 2014
Ivoclar Vivadent announces that effective immediately, Sarah Anders has been promoted to the new position of Sr. Vice President of North America Sales. In this role, Ms. Anders will be responsible for all sales operations in the US and Canada, working with and being supported by Pierre Lamoure, VP of Clinical Sales US, Wayne Ledford, VP of Technical Sales US, and Craig Garner, Director of Inside Sales. Ms. Anders also will retain her title as General Manager of Ivoclar Vivadent Canada. “Our clinical and technical sales have grown extremely well, but as companies grow rapidly and expand their...
- November 2013
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · November 27, 2013
Sterngold Dental, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Mansfield as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Ryan will work out of Sterngold's corporate office in Attleboro, MA. In this position, Ryan's main priority will be the day-to-day management of the Company's Sales, Marketing and Educational activities. Ryan brings several years of Sales and Marketing experience in partnership development, direct and channel sales, brand strategy and marketing communications both within and outside the dental industry. Ryan will report directly to President and CEO, Gordon Craig. "I am very...
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · November 05, 2013
Sterngold Dental, LLC is pleased to announce that Gordon Craig has been appointed President and CEO of the company. In his new capacity, Gordon will lead the strategic vision of the company and oversee day-to-day business operations. "Sterngold has a strong history within the industry and I look forward to continuing growth and further development of Sterngold. We will be implementing changes with respect to how we market and our strategic vision in providing additional value to our customers. Over the next year, I will focus on aligning the various aspects of the organization around a renewed...
- October 2013
- Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · Industry News · October 10, 2013
Ivoclar Vivadent has founded a subsidiary in Russia, enhancing its presence in growing markets. The Moscow-based subsidiary was formally inaugurated on September 19, 2013. The new subsidiary will be instrumental in scaling up the company's activities in the Russian market. Managing Director Stephan Uhlmann explains: "We have restructured our marketing and sales office into a subsidiary. This means that we now have our own warehouse logistics in Russia and are able to respond to the demands of our customers with considerably more flexibility." Additionally, an ICDE (International Center for Dental...
- Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · Industry News · October 03, 2013
Marketing Material Portal Makes Customizing IPS e.max Literature Easy and Effective Ivoclar Vivadent is pleased to introduce the "Smile to the Max Resource Center," an online portal of customizable marketing materials for laboratories that provide IPS e.max restorations. Created in response to the overwhelming demand for customized marketing and education literature about IPS e.max, the "Smile to the Max Resource Center" makes it easy for laboratories to select and create the specific marketing materials they need. From IPS e.max logos to website copy, and from patient photos and testimonials...
- August 2013
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · August 15, 2013
Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) announced record financial results for the second quarter of 2013. Q2 Financial Results Summary: • Non-GAAP revenue of $106.7 million for the second quarter of 2013 represents a 20% organic increase over the $88.7 million pro forma revenue recorded for the same period last year after giving effect to the Stratasys-Objet merger as though it closed on January 1, 2011. • GAAP revenue for the second quarter was $106.5 million. • Non-GAAP net income of $18.6 million for the second quarter, or $0.45 per diluted share, represents a 32% increase...
- July 2013
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · July 23, 2013
Roland DGA Corp. has announced several key promotions within its marketing, product management and sales organizations, as well as the appointment of a new marketing director. These staffing changes reflect the company's continued growth and success as a leading manufacturer of digital printing equipment, as well as dental, engraving and 3D modeling technologies. "At Roland DGA, we are constantly innovating and improving with the goal of providing our customers with the finest products available, and world-class service and support," said Rick Scrimger, president of Irvine, Calif.-based Roland...
- Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · Product News · July 03, 2013
Ivoclar Vivadent announces expansion of LabShop for easy, convenient ordering
- May 2013
- Amann Girrbach America, Inc. · Industry News · May 23, 2013
Amann Girrbach America (AGA) is proud to announce the opening of its new state-of-the art training center in Charlotte, NC. The facility, also home to the US headquarters since late 2012, features the AGA Learning Lab, a fully-equipped working laboratory, showcasing the entire Ceramill CAD/CAM Suite plus Amann Girrbach's well-known line of Model Management products. The goal of the new AGA Learning Lab center is to provide multi-faceted training programs, which include introductory to intermediate courses, plus advanced programs where new users can receive intensive, multi-day instruction on...
- April 2013
- Amann Girrbach America, Inc. · Personnel News · April 23, 2013
Amann Girrbach America (AGA) has recently put a new strategic US leadership team in place to oversee all North American operations including sales, marketing, distribution, service, support, training and continuing education. The team's mission is to help manage and sustain the exponential growth of AGA within the US and Canadian markets while ensuring even greater customer service, responsiveness and accountability throughout the AGA customer experience. At the helm is J. Albert Garza who joined Amann Girrbach America in May 2012 as Director of Marketing. Albert recently assumed the post of...
- Amann Girrbach America, Inc. · Industry News · April 15, 2013
Majority share in Brazilian trading company â Caltini becomes Amann Girrbach Brazil
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Product News · April 11, 2013
Featuring nine real-world patients, Ivoclar Vivadentâs new website tells dental consumers how IPS e.max can give them the smile theyâve always wanted.
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · April 02, 2013
Solidscape®, Inc., the leading manufacturer of high precision 3D printers for direct manufacturing applications, announced today that veteran sales executive Paul Maloney has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Service. Paul will be responsible for global field operations driving revenue as well as contributing to business strategy and marketing. "Paul brings to Solidscape over 12 years of global sales and channel management experience in the 3D software industry. He understands our customer's needs and has proven his passion for meeting those needs," said Solidscape President...
- Heraeus Kulzer · Industry News · April 02, 2013
âGiving a Hand to Oral Healthâ message conveys companyâs support for dental practices and laboratories
- February 2013
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · February 05, 2013
BIOMET 3i is pleased to announce that Bart Doedens has been appointed as the new President of BIOMET 3i. In tandem, Maggie Anderson has announced her resignation after four years with the organization. Mr. Doedens' history with BIOMET 3i dates back to 1997 when he joined Implant Innovations Inc. as the Vice President of International Marketing and Sales. Soon after Biomet's acquisition of Implant Innovations, he was named President of BIOMET 3i. Mr. Doedens served in that capacity until 2005 when he was named the President of Biomet's spine and bone healing division, now known as Biomet Spine &...
- January 2013
- Straumann USA · Industry News · January 22, 2013
On behalf of every attendee who participates in a Straumann product demo at LAB DAY Chicago, the company will make a $10 donation to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. The fund supports the families and community of the 20 first graders and six adults who were killed by a gunman at the Newtown, CT elementary school in December. "Straumann regularly drives charitable donations at its larger trade shows and, at LAB DAY, we wanted to honor the Sandy Hook tragedy and LMT's hometown," says Valerie Andren, Manager, Marketing Communications. This year's demos focus on the company's new CARES System 8.0...
- December 2012
- Roland DGA · Personnel News · December 27, 2012
Rick Scrimger Named New President; Dave Goward to Serve as President of Worldwide Sales for Parent Company
- October 2012
- Jeremy Rastetter · Miscellaneous · October 02, 2012
Maverick Dental Laboratories is launching a "Crowns for a Cure" campaign during the month of October to help raise awareness and find a cure for breast cancer. As part of the campaign, Maverick has turned their marketing and operating materials pink to coincide with the campaign's message. Prescriptions, case boxes, invoices, informative box stuffers and even delivery driver's wardrobes have all transitioned to the familiar campaign color. During the month of October, a portion of the proceeds from every case sent to Maverick will be donated to the Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation. Founded...
- September 2012
- Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · Industry News · September 26, 2012
Amidst a crowd of local civic dignitaries and dental professionals, Ivoclar Vivadent opened its new Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, in June. The new location houses sales, marketing, customer service and distribution departments for the company's Canadian division. A dedicated International Centre for Dental Education (ICDE), the first of its kind in Canada, also operates from the new location and features a lecture theatre, state-of-the-art laboratory for hands-on training programs, a clinical operatory and meeting facilities. "This is a very important milestone for our Canadian...
- May 2012
- Custom Automated Prosthetics (CAP) · Digital Dentistry · May 22, 2012
Well folks, we did it, we pulled off the launch of the Digital Study Club on April 25th. Let me say on behalf of the entire CAP team that it was a tremendous pleasure connecting with you all! We would like to extend our sincerest appreciation for your participation. We hope that you found this first venture as enlightening and worthwhile as we did. This Digital Study Club meeting was geared toward scanner systems, specifically 3Shape and Exocad. The pros and cons of each system were discussed and in-depth interpretations regarding performance and reliability were given by accomplished technicians. To...
- March 2012
- Heraeus Kulzer · Industry News · March 20, 2012
Heraeus Kulzerâs Prosthetics Division is offering a web-based, print-on-demand site for its laboratory customers.
- August 2011
- Vident, a VITA® Company · Personnel News · August 25, 2011
Longtime Vident executive, Wayne Whitehill, recently announced his retirement as CEO, effective August 1.
- 3M ESPE · Industry News · August 08, 2011
3M Community Giving, the charitable giving arm of 3M, is donating Lava™ Chairside Oral Scanner impression-taking systems to selected dental schools across the nation.