Dentsply Sirona announces that Dr. Cord Friedrich Stähler joins the company’s management team as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) effective May 1, 2019. In his new role, Stähler will lead the global strategy for product development and innovation.
With Cord Stähler, Dentsply Sirona is gaining a renowned expert in healthcare, life science and diagnostics. He holds a PhD in Human Genetics and brings many years of experience in leadership roles with global companies. Based at Dentsply Sirona’s Bensheim site, he will be responsible for establishing a product development and innovation strategy for pioneering dental technology across all areas. In this capacity, he will report directly to CEO Don Casey.
“We are delighted to have Cord Stähler join us. His expertise makes him the ideal choice for consistently advancing our course of realigning our global strategy and raising our profile as a leading provider of innovative dental solutions,” Casey explains.
Michael Geil, Managing Director at the Bensheim site says, “Cord Stähler’s varied experience in technology management and company development is a huge asset for us. He will further strengthen the position of Bensheim as a location for innovation.”
“I am looking forward to giving new impetus in a dynamic market environment at a global leader like Dentsply Sirona,” Stähler comments.
Stähler joins Dentsply Sirona from Merck KGaA, where, most recently, he was Senior Vice President & Head of the Global Medical Device & Service Business in Geneva. In this role, he managed global business activities, such as product development, key account management and customer training. He was also responsible for expanding the digital strategy of Merck Healthcare. Previously, Stähler held the position of CTO and Member of the Executive Committee at Siemens Healthcare in Erlangen and Berkeley, USA for five years, and was responsible for the technology base and innovation pipeline of the global healthcare unit. He also played a key role in designing and successfully implementing a strategic innovation and business development program.
As CTO and CEO, Stähler helped to establish several companies including an instrumentation company and a software development company in the field of genome analysis. He was a driving force behind the successful development of companies in Europe, the USA and Asia. Throughout his career, the multi-award-winning company founder and researcher helped to develop more than 70 products, for which patents have been filed.
ABOUT DENTSPLY SIRONA
Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with over a century of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. As The Dental Solutions Company™, Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better, safer and faster dental care. Dentsply Sirona’s global headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, and the international headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY. Visit www.dentsplysirona.com for more information about Dentsply Sirona and its products.