MELVILLE, NY April 19, 2016-- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, recently hosted its 10th annual Special Markets National Sales Meeting at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Jacksonville, Florida. The meeting brought together more than 200 Team Schein Members and 100 representatives from 60 supplier partners to celebrate this year’s theme, “Sales Wars: The Power of the Past, the Force of the Future.”
The National Sales Meeting featured dozens of breakout sessions, facilitating discussions about best practices and providing opportunities to meet with supplier partner representatives. The meeting was also an opportunity to look back at the success achieved by the Special Markets team, which has grown from a $100 million business in 2004 to $500 million today.
“Henry Schein is a company committed to new ideas and the Special Markets team has been the key to Henry Schein’s reinvention,” said Hal Muller, President, Special Markets Division, Henry Schein, Inc. “Through niche markets, we drive reinvention and with dental service organizations (DSOs) being the fastest growing channel in dentistry today, we are in the right place at the right time.”
During the meeting, Mr. Muller led a Q&A session with Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Henry Schein, Inc. to discuss trends driving changes in health care, as well as the Company’s secret sauce that has helped sustain the Company’s unique culture for more than 84 years.
“We are moving into a far more connected world than ever before and everything we do for customers will be tied to interoperability,” said Mr. Bergman. “As trusted advisors, we remain committed to serving as change agents for customers looking to embrace digital solutions that benefit the practice, dental team and patients. “As for Team Schein, it is important for us to stay connected as well by emphasizing our Company's commitment to giving back to society, which is the secret sauce of our growth.”
Since 1995, Henry Schein Special Markets has been serving DSOs, dental schools, federal government agencies, institutional organizations and community health centers.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the NASDAQ 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs nearly 19,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than one million customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 110,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, NY, Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 33 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $10.6 billion in 2015, 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.