Henry Schein Announces Staff Changes
Henry Schein of Melville, New York, announced that Gerald A. Benjamin will retire as executive vice president and chief administrative officer, effective July 1, 2022, after 34 years with the company. He will also retire from Henry Schein’s board of directors at the end of his current term in May but will remain an adviser to the company, according to a release.
In addition, Michael S. Ettinger will be promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective July 1, 2022, reporting to Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. Ettinger joined Henry Schein in 1994 and has served as senior vice president of corporate and legal affairs and secretary since 2013. He was named chief of staff in 2015, responsible for the company’s corporate affairs, communications, and legal, compliance, regulatory and security functions. Prior to his current position, he served as the company’s general counsel, according to the release.
“After 34 years of distinguished and dedicated service to Henry Schein, Gerry has decided to spend more time with his family,” said Bergman in the release. “We are pleased that Gerry, who coined the term ‘Team Schein’ and contributed so much to advancing the values and culture of the company, will remain a member of Team Schein as an adviser following his retirement. On behalf of the board of directors and Team Schein, I would like to thank Gerry for his leadership and dedication to the company."
Bergman added, “Since Michael joined our company in 1994, he has established a well-deserved reputation for integrity, judgment and wise counsel. I am confident in Michael’s talents, calm and steady leadership style and huge respect for and credibility among all those who have had the pleasure of working with him.”