Melville-based Henry Schein, Inc. announced that Steven W. Kess, the Company’s Vice President of Global Professional Relations, has been named the President of the Santa Fe Group (SFG), a nonprofit think tank dedicated to improving oral health for the public. Mr. Kess’s first step as President was to form a new Executive Management Committee comprised of leaders in the oral health community who will advance the SFG’s mission.
Mr. Kess excels in forging public-private partnerships to address complex global health issues, such as advancing access to care through wellness, prevention, and treatment programs; strengthening emergency preparedness and relief; and building health care capacity. In this catalyst role, Mr. Kess conceives and advances innovative solutions that provide benefits to multiple stakeholders, shepherding these solutions from conceptualization to effective implementation. Mr. Kess also is co-founder of Henry Schein Cares, the Company’s global corporate social responsibility program, and he serves as the Founding President of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.
“There is no one better suited to this role than my longtime colleague, Steve Kess, and I am confident that his leadership will benefit not just the Santa Fe Group, but the oral health of people everywhere,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, and a member of SFG’s Strategic Advisory Council. “Steve’s vision and skill at bringing stakeholders together is second to none, and his passion for improving oral health is inspiring. On behalf of approximately 19,000 Team Schein Members, I congratulate Steve on his new role and look forward to our continued collaboration with the Santa Fe Group.”
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With approximately 19,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company’s network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental laboratories, government and institutional healthcare clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.
Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.
A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® index, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 31 countries. The Company’s sales from continuing operations reached $9.4 billion in 2018, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 13 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.