Henry Schein (Nasdaq:HSIC) today announced that chief administrative officer Gerald Benjamin is retiring and the company promoted Michael Ettinger to chief operating officer.
Benjamin’s retirement will take effect on July 1 after 34 years with the Mellville, N.Y.-based company. Meanwhile, Ettinger will be promoted to EVP and COO, effective July 1, and will report directly to CEO Stanley Bergman. He previously served as SVP of corporate and legal affairs, secretary and chief of staff.
“Gerry’s steady, humble, and reliable leadership has benefited the lives of Team Schein Members and customers on a daily basis,” Bergman said in a news release. “Gerry joined Henry Schein in 1988 and led the continuous transformation of our Global Services Group to meet the needs of each of our constituencies as we grew from being a private, domestic mail-order business into an international, full-service, publicly-traded company with nearly 22,000 Team Schein Members and operations in 32 countries. His leadership was instrumental in maintaining the operational excellence for our customers over the years.”