Patterson Companies Announces New Leader Of Medical Business

Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) today announced that Michael Orscheln, a senior executive in the health care industry, will immediately join the company as president of Patterson Medical. Prior to joining Patterson Companies, Orscheln was most recently president and chief executive officer at Phonak US, a medical device manufacturer, from 2009-2012.

“Through 32 years in health care, Mike brings a career’s worth of knowledge and a proven track record of growth and success in various senior roles in medical distribution and manufacturing,” said Scott P. Anderson, chairman and chief executive officer of Patterson Companies. “I look forward to working with him as we position Patterson Medical to extend our market-leading position in physical and occupational therapy.”

Orscheln’s prior experience also includes leadership positions with Cardinal Health, Inc., Baxter International and American Hospital Supply Corporation.

“I am excited to be a part of the Patterson team, and I welcome the opportunity to lead Patterson Medical as it continues to strengthen its value-added platform,” Orscheln said. “Patterson’s medical business enjoys a strong brand position and industry-leading operating margins. Together with the rest of the Patterson leadership team, I am anxious to leverage the capabilities of Patterson Companies as we serve our customers across the globe and further create shareholder value.”

About Patterson Companies, Inc.:Patterson Companies, Inc. is a value-added distributor serving the dental, companion-pet veterinarian and rehabilitation supply markets. Dental MarketAs 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. Veterinary MarketPatterson Veterinary is a leading distributor of consumable veterinary supplies, equipment and software, diagnostic products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals to companion-pet veterinary clinics. Rehabilitation MarketPatterson 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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