MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Long Island Business News awarded its 2013 CFO Lifetime Achievement Award to Steven Paladino, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical professionals. The CFO Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes distinction in the professional life of the awardee, was awarded to Mr. Paladino at the Long Island Business News CFO of the Year Awards Gala held at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York on September 24, 2013. The ceremony also recognized other prominent CFOs from companies based on Long Island. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130926/NY87499 ) "As one of our company's most respected leaders, Steven has had a tremendous impact on the success of Henry Schein over the past twenty-six years," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "Under Steven's strong financial leadership, Henry Schein has enjoyed consistent earnings per share growth, impressive growth in market cap, and stellar growth in sales. But Steven is about much more than numbers: Anyone who has had the pleasure of working with him would agree that integrity is what Steven stands for and what he injects into absolutely everything he does." Now in his 26th year with Henry Schein, Mr. Paladino has held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Henry Schein since 2000, and has been Chief Financial Officer since 1993. Mr. Paladino is a member of the Company's Board of Directors and the Executive Management Committee. Mr. Paladino is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants. He is also a member of the NASDAQ Listing and Hearing Review Council. "It is truly a great privilege and an honor to accept this Lifetime Achievement Award, as there is no greater honor than to be recognized for your life's work," said Mr. Paladino. "I am so very fortunate to have spent the better part of my career doing what I love to do, working as the CFO for a great company with an exceptional group of people. Since every successful individual achievement depends on a community of people working together, I proudly accept this award on behalf of everyone who I have shared my 'Lifetime' with – my family, friends and fellow Team Schein Members. I look forward to the many more achievements that lie ahead."