|[February 08, 2013]
Patterson Companies Announces Resignation of Head of Medical Business
ST. PAUL, Minn. --(Business Wire)--
Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) today announced the resignation
of David P. Sproat, president of the Patterson Medical Supply, Inc.
unit, effective February 15, 2013. Scott P. Anderson, Patterson
Companies president and chief executive officer, will assume the
leadership of the medical business on an interim basis until a successor
is named. The process to identify the new president of Patterson Medical
will begin immediately; Patterson will look to fill the position in the
first half of its upcoming fiscal year.
Anderson commented, "We want to thank Dave for his 16 years of service
to Patterson. He has been a strong leader in both our dental and medical
businesses. We understand his desire to become chief executive of a
stand-alone business, and wish him the very best at his new company. We
look forward to continuing to work with Dave when he joins Young
Innovations, Inc., one of our suppliers."
He added, "Dave has built a very capable tem at Patterson Medical and a
business with the reputation as the world's leading distributor of
rehabilitation and sports medicine products. As we make a leadership
transition, I want to assure our therapist and trainer customers that we
will continue to provide the quality products and high level of service
that they expect and appreciate. In the interim, I look forward to
working with our medical team closely, in addition to my
responsibilities as Patterson Companies president and chief executive
Sproat said, "It has been my pleasure to be part of Patterson Companies'
growth over the past 16 years. I take with me many fond memories, life
lessons and personal relationships. I cherish those memories, appreciate
the lessons and look to grow the relationships. I sincerely wish all the
great people at Patterson continued success."
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.
Patterson 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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