MELVILLE, NY, May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Henry Schein Inc, the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, announced today that James P. Breslawski has been named vice chairman of the company, in addition to his role as president of Henry Schein.
The company also announced that Jonathan Koch has joined Henry Schein as senior vice president and chief executive officer, Global Dental Group. Koch’s appointment is effectively immediately.
Koch, 43, joined Henry Schein from LabCorp’s Covance business segment, where he spent 12 years in roles spanning new business development, operations, and general management. At Henry Schein, he will serve as a member of the company’s Executive Management Committee (EMC) and report to Breslawski.
In his new role, Koch is responsible for overall leadership of the Global Dental Group, including strategic direction, management, and business performance. In partnership with his team, he is responsible for the group’s sales, distribution, marketing, operations, business development, and technology solutions.
“I am truly excited to join Henry Schein and to contribute to the continued success of this great company,” says Koch. “Health care markets globally are experiencing tremendous change and offer significant opportunities for agile participants, making this an exceptional time to join Henry Schein and one of the greatest teams in the health care industry.”
Koch joins Henry Schein with a significant track record in leading high-performing and high-profit teams and transforming businesses as company and industry dynamics redefine success. Before joining Henry Schein, he was a senior executive at LabCorp, the world’s leading health care diagnostics company. Most recently, he served as executive vice president and group president of Covance Clinical Development & Commercialization Services, leading more than 11,000 employees in over 60 countries.