Mr. Fischer added: "Thomas Jetter was the private equity partner responsible for the investment in Sirona after its spin-off from Siemens, from 1997 to 2004. His relationship with the other board members, his global experience and long history with Sirona should make the transition seamless. "Mr. Slovin,48, has served as Sirona’s President since September 20, 2010 and, prior to that time, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Operations. Before that, Mr. Slovin was Chief Executive Officer of Schick Technologies, Inc., a leading dental technology company that was acquired by Sirona in 2006. Mr. Slovin is currently a member of the Board of Fellows of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and a member of the Young President’s Organization. Mr. Slovin holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. Dr. Jetter, 55, has served as a Director since April 2010 and is currently a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Sirona’s Board of Directors. From April 1995 to March 2008, Dr. Jetter was a Partner at Permira GmbH, where he initiated and managed investments in a variety of medtech, industrial, and chemical companies and helped expand the firm’s global reach to include areas such as the US, Brazil and China. Prior to that time, Dr. Jetter gained extensive experience at McKinsey in Germany and Brazil. Dr. Jetter holds a PhD-degree in economics/banking and an MBA from the University Saarbrücken, Germany. Mr. Berthan, 48, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Sirona. He joined the Company as a Vice President in September 2012. Prior to joining Sirona, Mr. Berthan served at Demag Cranes AG, a publicly listed Company, as Executive Vice President. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Berthan was President of Weidmuller in China, a leading German company in the industrial automation business. Prior to these roles, Mr. Berthan held various senior management positions at leading companies. Mr. Berthan holds a Masters degree in economics from the University of Applied Science Munich, Germany.
About Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.Sirona, the dental technology leader, has served dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers and handpieces. Visit http://www.sirona.com for more information about Sirona and its products.