Digital Dental announced that its Board of Directors appointed Corey Tisthammer as President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 25, 2016.
Thirty-plus-year founders Scott Atkin and Kim Karpowitz will remain in their roles managing the materials and machines divisions of the company.
"Corey is an excellent addition to our management team," Atkin says. "His leadership and business development experience will help us to further accelerate growth, as we continue to provide exceptional product and service solutions to our dental laboratory customers."
Earlier this year, Digital Dental was created from the merger of four leading companies manufacturing dental mills, dental laboratory materials, and sintering ovens, plus a state-of-the-art training laboratory. Digital Dental is now the leading manufacturer of dental laboratory milling machines in the US, the company says, reporting the No. 1 market share among America's largest traditional dental laboratories.
As CEO, Corey Tisthammer will unify the companies to offer the only complete US solution for digital dentistry in the laboratory environment.
Before joining Digital Dental, Tisthammer served for 11 years as CEO of Crest Healthcare after holding strategic product and brand roles at Honeywell, Pillsbury, and Procter & Gamble. He also served as a Naval Aviator with flight duties in Operation Desert Storm.
"I am excited to work with the Board of Directors and veteran leadership team to help drive Digital Dental's sales," Tisthammer says. "Our successful strategy of offering new and unparalleled levels of US-based support and service to our customers will be supplemented with new and innovative solutions in our product pipeline to deliver even better sales performance."