- THE MAGAZINE
DENTSPLY International Inc. recently announced that Gary K. Kunkle, Jr., president and chief operating officer, has been appointed to the company's board of directors, with his initial term expiring at the conclusion of the 2003 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Kunkle joined DENTSPLY in January 1997 as its president and chief operating officer. Under his leadership, DENTSPLY has grown from $656.5 million to $1,129.1 million in annual revenue, with a compounded annual growth rate in earnings per share of 11%. During this period the company has also completed 21 acquisitions and centralized its warehousing and distribution operations in both North America and Europe.
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