Patterson Cos. (PDCO) Appoints New North America VP and New CIO

October 28, 2016 9:10 AM EDT

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Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO) announced the promotion of two veteran leaders, reflecting the strength of the company’s leadership bench and depth of expertise in the business. Effective Nov. 1, 2016, Dave Misiak will be promoted to president of Patterson Dental North America, and Dave Lardy will be promoted to chief information officer.

Dave Misiak, currently president of Patterson Dental U.S., brings to his new role a breadth of sales and management experience gleaned during more than 20 years with the company. Additionally, he currently serves as president of the Patterson Foundation Board of Directors.

“Dave is the right person to lead our North American Dental operations. He has successfully led significant growth in that segment, in the field and at the corporate level, and we are delighted to have him continue to drive its transformation,” said Scott Anderson, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Patterson Companies. “He has a proven track record of success internally and externally, and we expect him to be a strong addition to our leadership team.”

“As we invest to capitalize on market opportunities, our technology and information systems organization has become an increasingly critical component of our future. Therefore, we are naming Dave Lardy, vice president of Enterprise Business Services, our new chief information officer.”

Lardy also has an impressive tenure at Patterson, and has held key roles in the ongoing evolution of Patterson’s technology capabilities. He has been a leader in the technical execution of the enterprise resource planning initiative and will oversee Patterson’s entire IT organization in his new position.

Added Anderson: “Dave is a well-respected internal candidate, and I am confident that his insight and experience will help us further accelerate our technological capabilities. Both of these promotions are examples of our commitment to talent development as we continue to strengthen our leadership team.”

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