SCOTTSDALE, AZ - August 11, 2016 - Digital Dental announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Corey Tisthammer as President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 25, 2016.
30+ 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," offered Scott Atkin. "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 lab customers."
Earlier this year, Digital Dental was created from the merger of four leading companies manufacturing dental mills, dental lab materials, and sintering ovens, plus a state-of-the-art training lab. Digital Dental is now the leading manufacturer of dental lab milling machines in the US, with the #1 market share among America's largest traditional dental labs.
As CEO, Corey Tisthammer will unify the companies to offer the only complete U.S. solution for digital dentistry in the lab 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. Corey 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." said Tisthammer. "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."
About Digital Dental - Digital Dental was created in early 2016 from the merger of Digital Dental Lab from Laguna Hills, CA, and Dental Laboratory Milling Supplies, Micro Sintering Solutions, and Creative Dental Lab based in Scottsdale, AZ. The merger transaction, which also provides new capital for growth, was arranged and led by Villhard Growth Partners based in St Louis, MO, with additional investment from First Capital Partners and Spectrum Financial Services, both of Omaha, NE.