|Henry Schein Names Christopher Pendergast To Lead Information Technology|
In his new role, Mr. Pendergast will be responsible for the overall leadership of the global technology function, which includes Global Information Systems, Cyber Security, and the Henry Schein Global Innovation Center. In partnership with his team, he will play a key role in shaping the Company's global technology agenda and helping to accelerate and manage the introduction of innovation for Henry Schein. Mr. Pendergast will serve as a member of the Company's
"In today's economy, almost every major corporation is on a journey of digital transformation. Harnessing technology is critical to our growth and to competing in ever-changing markets," said
Mr. Pendergast succeeds
"We thank Jim for his significant contributions to Henry Schein during his 17-year tenure leading our internal IT function. We now look forward to the contributions Jim will make as the leader of
Immediately prior to joining Henry Schein, Mr. Pendergast was Chief Technology Officer for VSP Global, which provides products and services to eyecare professionals, employers, and members. Prior to VSP Global, he served in roles of increasing responsibility at
Mr. Pendergast will work out of Henry Schein's corporate headquarters in Melville,
"I'm excited to join Henry Schein at a time when the entire technology industry is in a period of rapid evolution," said Mr. Pendergast. "The technology team plays an important role in Henry Schein's digital transformation and is vitally important in paving the way for innovation and ensuring that information technology remains a competitive advantage for the Company."
About Henry Schein, Inc.
A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein's network of trusted advisors provides health care professionals with the valued solutions they need to improve operational success and clinical outcomes. The Company offers customers exclusive, innovative products and solutions, including practice management software, e-commerce solutions, specialty and surgical products, as well as a broad range of financial services. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 34 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $12.5 billion in 2017, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein, and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
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