Henry Schein Dental announced the retirement of Norman Weinstock, Chairman of the company's Zahn Dental division.
In a memorandum, Henry Schein Chairman of the Board and CEO Stanley M. Bergman said:
"It is with the mixed emotions of sadness, incredibly fond memories and joy for him that I announce Norman Weinstock’s retirement.
"Norman joined Team Schein as part of a partnership formed with the Company in 1985, to purchase Zahn Dental. At the time, Zahn Dental had $4 million dollars in annual sales. Today the Zahn Dental business in the United States has over $200 million in annual sales, and our global lab business is nearly $400 million. From the moment Norman joined Henry Schein, he became a pillar of the Company as the leader of the Zahn Dental business and was instrumental in the start of the Henry Schein acquisition program and field sales force.
"Norman's vast network throughout the dental community and his clear vision for the future contributed greatly to the growth of our Global Dental, Prosthetics and Practice Solutions businesses. Norman always approached business from the customer's perspective, and he has been an important mentor, not only to Jim Breslawski and Rich Miranda, but to many TSMs, offering counsel on how to be a great business partner for our customers, on the values of Team Schein, and the importance of a strong work ethic.
"There is no way to capture in a memo all that Norman has accomplished and meant to Henry Schein. The good news is we have been able to secure some of Norman's time, so it is likely that we will see him at events during the next year.
"As Norman and Sheila move into a well-deserved retirement, I hope that all of Team Schein will join me in thanking Norman for his immeasurable contributions to our Company, for his enduring friendship, and in wishing him many more years of health and happiness."