People: Sirona Dental Systems Inc (SIRO.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Jetter

56 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Jeffrey Slovin

49 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ulrich Michel

51 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Walter Petersohn

47 2010 Executive Vice President - Sales

Rainer Berthan

50 2012 Executive Vice President

Stephan Mitsdorffer

45 2014 Chief Accounting Officer

Jonathan Friedman

43 2007 General Counsel, Secretary

David Beecken

2006 Independent Director

William Hood

90 2006 Independent Director

Arthur Kowaloff

66 2004 Independent Director

Harry Kraemer

59 2006 Independent Director

Timothy Sullivan

56 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Jetter

Dr. Thomas Jetter is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.Mr. Jetter is currently a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Finance Committee of our Board of Directors. Mr. Jetter has assumed a senior leadership position for the Soros Economic Development Fund as of February 1, 2014. Mr. Jetter also served as a non-executive Director of Gourmondo GmbH, an internet company from May 2008 to September 2012. From April 1995 to March 2008, Mr. Jetter was a Partner at Permira GmbH, where he initiated and managed investments in a variety of industrial, medtech and chemical companies. At Permira, Mr. Jetter gained extensive international experience as lead for investments in the chemicals sector, and helped expand the firm’s global reach to include areas such as the US and China. Prior to that time, Mr. Jetter was a Senior Engagement Manager with McKinsey in Germany and Brazil, where he led projects on cost optimization, organization and strategy. Between 1985 and 1988, Mr. Jetter was an Investment Banking Associate at JP Morgan in Frankfurt and New York. Mr. Jetter holds a PhD-degree in economics/banking and an MBA from the University Saarbrücken, Germany.

Jeffrey Slovin

Mr. Jeffrey T. Slovin is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. He has served as company's President since September 20, 2010. Prior to September 20, 2010, Mr. Slovin served as Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Operations since the Exchange. Prior to that time, Mr. Slovin was Chief Executive Officer of Schick Technologies, Inc. (“Schick”) since June 2004 and Schick’s President from December 1999 to June 2004. He has also served as a Director since December 1999. In addition, from November 2001 to June 15, 2004, Mr. Slovin served as Schick’s Chief Operating Officer. From 1999 to November 2001, Mr. Slovin was a Managing Director of Greystone & Co., Inc. From 1996 to 1999, he served in various executive capacities at Sommerset Investment Capital LLC, including Managing Director, and as President of Sommerset Realty Investment Corp. During 1995, Mr. Slovin was a Manager at Fidelity Investments Co. From 1991 to 1994, he was Chief Financial Officer of SportsLab U.S.A. Corp. and, from 1993 to 1994, was also President of Sports and Entertainment Inc. From 1987 to 1991, Mr. Slovin was an associate at Bear Stearns & Co., specializing in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. 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 M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.

Ulrich Michel

Mr. Ulrich Michel is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. Mr. Michel brings 25 years of financial experience to Sirona. Most recently, Mr. Michel spent over eight years as the Chief Financial Officer of WABCO, a New York Stock Exchange listed company that is a global technology leader in the commercial vehicle industry with approximately $2.5 billion in sales. Prior to that he was the Chief Financial Officer for American Standard's Trane Commercial Systems' business in Europe, Middle East, Africa & India Region. Mr. Michel joined American Standard from Honeywell International/Allied Signal where he spent six years in financial leadership positions in the U.S. and Europe, with areas of focus including mergers and acquisitions, the Specialty Chemicals business and the Control Products business. Before joining Honeywell International/Allied Signal, Mr. Michel spent eight years at Pricewaterhouse, working both in the U.S. where he qualified as a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and in Europe where he became a German Wirtschaftspruefer.

Walter Petersohn

Mr. Walter Petersohn is Executive Vice President - Sales of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. From 2003 through September 2010, Mr. Petersohn was Vice President Sales for Sirona, where he oversaw the expansion of Sirona’s international presence into markets including China, Italy and Korea. Between 1999 and 2003, he served as Vice President Sales for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and was responsible for the Company’s expansion into Japan and Australia. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Petersohn was a Product Manager and Director of Marketing for Sirona’s Treatment Center Division. Mr. Petersohn received a Masters degree in history from the University of Würzburg, Germany and an MBA from the State University of New York at Albany.

Rainer Berthan

Mr. Rainer Berthan is Executive Vice President of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. Prior to his promotion to Executive Vice President, Mr. Berthan served as a Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining the Company in September 2012, 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. Mr. Berthan holds a Masters degree in economics from the University of Applied Science Munich, Germany.

Stephan Mitsdorffer

Mr. Stephan Mitsdorffer is Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Mitsdorffer has been employed by the Company since January 2007, serving as Vice President Finance until his appointment to his current position. Mr. Mitsdörffer is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Jonathan Friedman

Mr. Jonathan I. Friedman is General Counsel, Secretary of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. Mr. Friedman has served as General Counsel since September 2007, and was appointed Secretary in October 2007. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Friedman was Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of National Medical Health Card Systems, Inc., a NASDAQ listed pharmacy benefit manager. In this role, Mr. Friedman’s primary focus was on corporate acquisitions and financings, general corporate transactions, Exchange Act reporting, corporate governance, intellectual property matters and regulatory compliance. Prior to his tenure at National Medical Health Card Systems, Inc. Mr. Friedman served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel to a publicly traded company and was an associate at a New York City law firm. In each of those roles, Mr. Friedman’s emphasis was on public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, technology licensing, regulatory compliance and securities law. Mr. Friedman holds a J.D. (graduating cum laude) from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was also the Articles and Notes Editor of the Law Review.

David Beecken

Mr. David K. Beecken is Independent Director of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. Mr. Beecken currently serves as a Partner of Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company, which is the General Partner of Beecken Petty O’Keefe Fund II, an investment limited partnership focused exclusively on private equity investments in healthcare. Prior to co-founding Beecken Petty O’Keefe in April 1996, Mr. Beecken was Senior Managing Director of ABN AMRO Incorporated, a broker dealer, from February 1993 to March 1996. From 1989 to February 1993, Mr. Beecken was a Senior Vice President-Managing Director of First National Bank of Chicago. Mr. Beecken also serves on the Boards of Directors of Scrip Products Corporation, ISG, Inc., Dentistry for Children, Inc. and Paragon Medical, Inc. Mr. Beecken received a B.A. from the University of the South, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Mr. Beecken has extensive experience investing in a range of businesses and the dental industry.

William Hood

Mr. William K. Hood is Independent Director of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. Prior to the Exchange, Mr. Hood served as Chairman of our Board of Directors between June 2004 and June 2006 and was Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors from February 2002 until June 2006. Mr. Hood is currently a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Hood has also served as a member of the Compensation Committee since May 2002. Mr. Hood served as a member of the Nominating Committee from August 2004 until June 30, 2010 when our Board of Directors replaced the Nominating Committee with the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Hood has been retired since 1996. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Hood served as a Consultant to Harlyn Products, Inc. and as a member of its Board of Directors. From 1983 to 1988, he was Senior Vice President of American Bakeries Company. From 1981 to 1983, Mr. Hood served as Dean of the Chapman University School of Business Management. From 1972 to 1980, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hunt Wesson Foods, Inc. Mr. Hood is a Trustee of Chapman University.

Arthur Kowaloff

Mr. Arthur D. Kowaloff is Independent Director of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. Mr. Kowaloff has been a member of the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors since October 2004. Mr. Kowaloff has served as a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors since August 2011. Since the Exchange, he has served on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and, until October 2011, on the Finance Committee of our Board of Directors. From October 2004 until the Exchange he served on the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors, and was Chairman of the Special Litigation Committee from November 2004 until the Exchange. Mr. Kowaloff has been retired since 2003. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Kowaloff served as a Managing Director of BNY Capital Markets, Inc. From 1991 to 1998, he was Chief Operating Officer and Senior Managing Director of Patricof & Company Capital Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Kowaloff was an attorney at the New York City firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he served as Senior Partner and Executive Committee Member and specialized in corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Kowaloff is currently a Trustee of Carleton College, the President and a Director of the PBP Foundation of New York, and a Director and Chairman of the Audit and Compliance and Compensation Committees of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. Mr. Kowaloff received a B.A. from Carleton College and holds a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School.

Harry Kraemer

Mr. Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr., is Independent Director of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. He is the Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee of Board of Directors. Mr. Kraemer currently serves as an Executive Partner of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm based in Chicago that invests in management buyout and other private equity transactions across a broad spectrum of industries and serves as Clinical Professor of Management & Strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Mr. Kraemer was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Baxter International Inc. until April 2004. Mr. Kraemer had been a Director of Baxter International since 1995, Chairman of the Board since January 1, 2000, President since 1997 and Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 1999. Mr. Kraemer is active in business, education and civic affairs. He serves on the board of directors of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), VWR International, Inc. and Catamaran Corporation (CTRX) and is member Catamaran’s Audit Committee. In addition, he serves on the board of trustees of Lawrence University, Northwestern University, the Conference Board and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, the Advisory Board of LEK Consulting, the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Executives Club of Chicago and the Economics Club of Chicago. He is a past member of the Business Roundtable, the Business Council and the Healthcare Leadership Council. Mr. Kraemer received a B.A. from Lawrence University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is a certified public accountant.

Timothy Sullivan

Mr. Timothy P. Sullivan is Independent Director of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. He is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and member of the Finance Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Sullivan is a founder and Managing Director of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, which specializes in management buyouts and special equity investing and manages over 18 billion dollars of committed capital and portfolio investments. Prior to co-founding Madison Dearborn Partners in 1993, Mr. Sullivan was with First Chicago Venture Capital for three years after having served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Sullivan concentrates on investments in the health care sector and currently serves on the Board of VWR International, Inc. In addition, he is on the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and United States Naval Academy Foundation and is the Chairman of Northlight Theatre. Mr. Sullivan also serves on the Finance and Investment Committees of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Mr. Sullivan holds a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy, an M.S. from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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