Align Technology Promotes Christopher C. Puco to Vice President, North American Sales

Wed Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm EST

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  SAN JOSE, CA, Dec 05 (Marketwire) -- 
Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) today announced the promotion of
Christopher C. Puco to vice president, North American Sales, reporting to
Align President and CEO Thomas M. Prescott. Mr. Puco assumes the role
recently vacated by Dan Ellis, who has left the Company. 

    "Chris has been a highly effective and valuable member of the management
team at Align for several years, and we are pleased to have him take on
this new role and level of responsibility," said Mr. Prescott. "During
his tenure, Chris has helped drive tremendous change and growth in our
company and demonstrated leadership and expertise in both the Invisalign
and iTero scanner businesses. We are looking forward to seeing him apply
that experience and enthusiasm across the entire North American sales

    Mr. Puco joined Align in 2006 as a sales director and in 2008 became
senior director for the Eastern sales area, which doubled its revenue
under his leadership. Most recently, as vice president of sales strategy,
he led Align's go to market strategy and managed the integration of the
North American scanner and CAD/CAM services sales organization. Mr. Puco
has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry,
holding sales management positions in both starts-ups and established
corporate environments. Prior to Align, he was with United States
Surgical Corporation, General Surgical Innovations, Baxter BioSurgery and
Fusion Medical Technologies. 

    About Align Technology, Inc.
 Align Technology designs, manufactures and
markets Invisalign, a proprietary method for treating malocclusion, or
the misalignment of teeth. Invisalign corrects malocclusion using a
series of clear, nearly invisible, removable appliances that gently move
teeth to a desired final position. Because it does not rely on the use of
metal or ceramic brackets and wires, Invisalign significantly reduces the
aesthetic and other limitations associated with braces. Invisalign is
appropriate for treating adults and teens. Align Technology was founded
in March 1997 and received FDA clearance to market Invisalign in 1998.The
Invisalign product family includes Invisalign, Invisalign Teen,
Invisalign Assist, Invisalign Express10, Invisalign Express 5, Invisalign
Lite, and Vivera Retainers. 

    To learn more about Invisalign or to find an Invisalign trained doctor in
your area, please visit

    Cadent Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Align Technology and is a
leading provider of 3D digital scanning solutions for orthodontics and
dentistry. The Cadent family of products includes iTero and OrthoCAD iOC
scanning systems, OrthoCADiCast, and OrthoCAD iRecord. For additional
information, please visit


Investor Relations Contact
Shirley Stacy
Align Technology, Inc.
(408) 470-1150

Press Contact
Shannon Mangum Henderson
Ethos Communication, Inc.
(678) 261-7803 

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