About

Who We Are

Our roots run deep.

Envista is a global family of three operating companies and more than 30 dental brands, united by a shared purpose: to partner with professionals to improve lives. Envista helps its partners deliver the best possible patient care through its products, solutions, and technology. 

Envista will separate from Danaher as an independent entity in 2019, bringing its proven business system methodology, an experienced leadership team, and a strong culture grounded in continuous improvement, innovation, and deep customer focus. Envista's comprehensive portfolio spans innovative dental implants and treatment options, orthodontics, and digital imaging technologies. 

 

Brands

Trusted dental brands.

The operating companies that will form Envista—KaVo Kerr, Nobel Biocare Systems, and Ormco—represent more than 125 years of dental industry experience. These companies and the brands comprising them were originally acquired as part of Danaher’s Dental Platform, and now stand together to meet the end-to-end needs of dental professionals worldwide.

Envista logo

Introducing Envista.

Envista is a combination of two Latin roots: en, “to be within,” and vista, “a view.” The concentric circles in the Envista logo express our ability to work together to achieve boundless possibilities. This forward-looking energy infuses our culture and inspires our team. 

Smile: Envista's plans for the future.

Looking ahead.

Envista’s 12,000 global employees are united by their passion for excellence and led by experienced executives with more than 80 years of combined Danaher experience.

Everything we do, every company we build, every product we make, every service we provide, helps dental professionals achieve their goals. And it’s this clear focus that fuels our businesses, our people, and our success.

Leaders

Executive Team

Amir Aghdaei

Amir Aghdaei

President & CEO

As Envista’s founding President and CEO, Amir Aghdaei drives the company’s overall vision, drawing on more than a decade of leadership experience at Danaher. 

Amir originally joined Danaher in October 2008 as Multi-Brand GM and VP of Fluke. He was named President of Tektronix in 2009, Group Executive in 2011, President of the Danaher Communications Platform and Danaher Russia in 2014, President of Dental Technologies in 2015, and President of Danaher’s Dental Platform in 2018. 

Prior to joining Danaher, Amir served as VP of Credence, and as GM and VP of the Measurement Systems Divisions of Agilent Technologies.

Amir holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the Technology and Science University of Iran, an MS in Applied Mathematics and an MS in Computer Science from Georgia State University, and an MBA from the University of Delaware. He lives in Newport Beach, California.

Patrik Eriksson

Patrik Eriksson

SVP, President KaVo Kerr

As SVP & President of KaVo Kerr, Patrik Eriksson leads Envista’s $1.5B equipment and consumables business, which supplies dental professionals with dependable, easy-to-use treatment units and materials, instruments, and imaging.

Patrik joined Danaher in 2012 as VP of Special Projects, KaVo Kerr. He served as President of Ormco from 2014 to 2017 and was named President of KaVo Kerr in 2018.

Prior to Danaher, Patrik was President and CEO at Carestream Dental LLC for six years. Throughout his career he has held several leadership positions, including VP International at Kodak Dental Systems. 

Passionate about continuous improvement and learning and education, Patrik serves on the Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and on the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Patrik received an MscBA from Stockholm School of Economics. He lives in Orange County, California with his wife and three children.

Hans Geiselhöringer

Hans Geiselhöringer

SVP, President Nobel Biocare Systems

As SVP & President, Nobel Biocare Systems, Hans Geiselhöringer leads an operating company comprised of four global implant dentistry brands with technical savvy, deep industry knowledge, and a passion for innovation. 

Hans joined Danaher in 2014 when the company acquired Nobel Biocare. He originally joined Nobel Biocare in 2008, holding various leadership positions including Executive VP of Global Research, Products, and Development. He was named President of Nobel Biocare in 2016 and President of Nobel Biocare Systems in January 2018. 

Before joining Nobel Biocare, Hans founded DentalX GmbH, a leading dental laboratory chain specializing in implantology, anaplastology, functional and esthetic reconstructions, and imaging technologies. As a renowned expert on dental technologies and materials, he has published or co-published various clinical and research articles. He is a member of numerous international dental associations and a recognized lecturer at dental conventions worldwide.

Hans is a trained Certified Dental Technician with specialized technical knowledge of the implant and CAD/CAM industries. He lives in Zurich, Switzerland.

Jeff Kappler

Jeff Kappler

SVP, President Ormco

As SVP & President of Ormco, Jeff Kappler leads the team that creates confidence worldwide through innovative, high-quality orthodontic solutions.

Jeff originally joined Danaher in 2007 as a Factory Manager and Operations Leader. He then served as Global Product Manager and Business Unit Manager for Veeder-Root, then a Danaher operating company, for three years. Jeff joined KaVo Kerr in 2015 and held multiple global leadership roles across Danaher’s Dental Platform. He was named President of Ormco in September 2018.  

Prior to Danaher, Jeff was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. He holds a BA in International Studies from Dickinson College and an MBA from the University of Virginia. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee, with his wife and four children. 

Howard Yu

Howard Yu

SVP & CFO

As Envista’s CFO, Howard Yu leads the corporate financial organization for the company.

Howard joined Danaher in 2001 as Corporate Finance Manager at Beckman Coulter. Over the course of 13 years he held several leadership positions, including VP of Finance. He was named CFO of Ormco in 2014 and CFO of Nobel Biocare in 2017.

Prior to joining Danaher, Howard worked in finance at Hewlett-Packard and Deloitte and Touche. 

Howard received a BA in Business Economics from UCLA and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He is a licensed CPA in the state of California and lives in Orange County, California.

Curt Bludworth

Curt Bludworth

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Curt Bludworth leads Envista’s Human Resources (HR) organization as SVP & Chief HR Officer. He is passionate about a business-focused functional team and actively encourages a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Curt joined Danaher in 2011 as VP HR for Tektronix, then a Danaher Operating Company. He built a work environment conducive to change and supportive of individuals coming to work as their authentic selves. He joined Danaher’s Dental Platform in January 2015 as VP HR. 

Prior to Danaher, Curt held various leadership roles at Hewlett Packard, Gap Inc., and Morrison Restaurants and Morrison Management Specialists. 

Curt holds a BA in Russian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Houston, Texas.

Mischa Reis

Mischa Reis

SVP Strategy & Corporate Development

As SVP Strategy & Corporate Development, Mischa Reis leads Envista’s strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities, including portfolio management, market analysis, deal sourcing, valuation, due diligence, negotiation, and deal execution.

Mischa joined Danaher in 2012 as VP Business Development and Strategy for the Dental Platform, with responsibility for driving its strategy and inorganic growth activities. During his tenure, he completed more than 10 deals spanning four continents, ranging from small minority investments in innovative startups to the $2B+ acquisition of Nobel Biocare.

Prior to Danaher, Mischa worked at Fortune 500 company Avery Dennison for 10 years in a variety of business development, marketing, and strategy roles, most recently as VP and Head of Corporate Strategy. He started his career as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in Frankfurt, Germany.

Mischa holds a master’s degree equivalent in Business Administration & Industrial Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and three kids and is a passionate soccer player (and even more passionate soccer fan of his hometown team, Bayern Munich).

Mark Nance

Mark Nance

SVP & General Counsel

As General Counsel for Envista, Mark Nance leads the corporate legal team.

Mark joined Envista in 2019 from INSYS Therapeutics, Inc., where he was most recently Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. He has nearly 20 years of General Counsel expertise. 

Prior to joining Envista, Mark held roles as General Counsel for Mylan, N.V., a global pharmaceutical leader, and led the legal teams at G.E. Healthcare Medical Diagnostics and G.E. Healthcare Life Sciences. He also worked in the Office of Policy Planning at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Mark served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. 

Mark holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Missouri and a JD from Cornell Law School. He lives in Orange County, California. 

Claudia Ortiz

Claudia Ortiz

SVP Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance

As SVP of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, Claudia Ortiz leads Envista’s regulatory affairs, quality, and compliance functions. 

Claudia originally joined Danaher in 2003 as Quality Engineer for KaVo Kerr. She held various progressive roles within Quality and Regulatory Affairs and was appointed VP of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance for Danaher in 2012 . 

Claudia holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. She lives in Aliso Viejo, California with her husband and two children and enjoys being involved in their sports activities.

 

John Marotta

John Marotta

SVP, EBS & Supply Chain

As a Senior Vice President, John manages the Envista Business System (EBS) Office, Supply Chain, Procurement, and LatAm (Latin America). He offers extensive vision and medical device experience and a strong commitment to the business' performance and employees. 

John originally joined Danaher as Vice President & General Manager of KaVo Kerr.  Prior to joining Danaher, he held executive positions in global healthcare and medical device businesses at Cardinal Health and Emerge Medical. John also held various roles at Johnson & Johnson operating companies, DePuy Synthes Orthopaedics, and Janssen.

John is a Healthcare Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. John holds a BS from the University of Dayton and an MBA from the University of Denver.  He is an Eagle Scout and holds a LEAN MBB. John is an avid adventurer who enjoys high altitude mountaineering, cycling, running, and backpacking with his wife and daughter. 

Filippo Impieri

Filippo Impieri

SVP Special Markets

As SVP Special Markets, Filippo Impieri leads Envista’s commercial organization dedicated to Dental Service Organizations (DSOs) as well as Universities, Government, CHC, and other strategic customer segments.

Filippo joined the company in 2002 working in progressive product management roles. He joined Danaher in 2004 as the result of their first acquisition in the dental industry. Since then he has held several commercial roles including VP of Marketing and VP/GM Commercial leading KaVo Kerr sales and service imaging organizations in North America.  

Filippo holds a master degree in Electrical Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan and an MBA from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his husband and two dogs.

Board of Directors

Amir Aghdaei

As Envista’s founding President and CEO, Amir Aghdaei drives the company’s overall vision, drawing on more than a decade of leadership experience at Danaher. 

Amir originally joined Danaher in October 2008 as Multi-Brand GM and VP of Fluke. He was named President of Tektronix in 2009, Group Executive in 2011, President of the Danaher Communications Platform and Danaher Russia in 2014, President of Dental Technologies in 2015, and President of Danaher’s Dental Platform in 2018. 

Prior to joining Danaher, Amir served as VP of Credence, and as GM and VP of the Measurement Systems Divisions of Agilent Technologies.

Amir holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the Technology and Science University of Iran, an MS in Applied Mathematics and an MS in Computer Science from Georgia State University, and an MBA from the University of Delaware. He lives in Newport Beach, California.

Scott Huennekens

 

 

Scott Huennekens is Envista's Chairman of the Board. He is the former Chairman, President, and CEO of Verb Surgical, Inc., an independent surgical technology company formed in 2015 by Google and Johnson & Johnson, and currently serves on the boards of NuVasive, a medical device company, and ViewRay, Inc., a radiation therapy company. 

Prior to his tenure at Verb Surgical, Inc., Scott was President and CEO of Volcano Corporation for 13 years and CFO and President and CEO of Digirad Corporation. He also held various positions at Baxter Healthcare, Birtcher Medical Systems, and Deloitte and Touche. Scott has more than 25 years of experience in the medical device industry.

Scott received a BS in Business Administration from the University of California and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. 

William “Dan” Daniel, II

Dan Daniel is EVP of Danaher and has led innovation across a broad spectrum of Danaher’s businesses for more than a decade. He is responsible for Danaher’s Diagnostics and Dental Platforms, with prior experience leading Life Sciences and Industrial Technologies. 

Prior to Danaher, Dan spent 19 years with Arvin Industries (now ArvinMeritor) in a variety of positions, including SVP and President, Light Vehicle Aftermarket.

Dan holds a BA from DePauw University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia in 1991. With a passion for education, he has served on a variety of community public-private partnerships, and is currently a Trustee of DePauw University. He is also a board member of AdvaMedDx. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Daniel Raskas

Daniel Raskas is SVP, Corporate Development of Danaher and co-leads mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He oversees investment activity, including identification, valuation, due diligence, contract strategy, and negotiations.

Daniel joined Danaher in 2004, originally serving as VP, Corporate Development, and was promoted to his current role in 2010. Throughout his tenure, he has led business development across the company and overseen a number of major acquisitions, including Beckman Coulter and Pall.

Before joining Danaher, Daniel was a partner at Thayer Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on buyout and growth equity investments in the middle market. He also served as an associate at Arnold & Porter LLP for several years, where he specialized in transactional work including M&A and public offerings.

Daniel received a BA in Government from Harvard College, an MBA from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Allison Blackwell

Allison Blackwell is VP, HR of Danaher’s Diagnostics Platform, focusing primarily on driving the talent agenda across Danaher’s Diagnostics operating companies. Allison also leads the talent acquisition and talent management functions across Danaher’s Life Sciences and Diagnostics Platforms. 

Allison joined Beckman Coulter in September 2007 as VP, HR Supporting Operations & Supply Chain, Corporate Functions, and Employee Relations. She became SVP of HR and Communications in 2010, responsible for all aspects of HR globally, including transitioning Beckman Coulter into Danaher following its acquisition.

Before joining Beckman Coulter, Allison held various positions at Target within HR and Legal/Employee Relations. She also served as in-house employment counsel at HealthPartners and as a litigation attorney at Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly. 

Allison received her BA in Economics from Carleton College and her JD from Boston College. She lives in San Diego, California.

Jonathan Clark

Jonathan Clark is SVP for Danaher’s High Growth Markets (China, Asia, India, Latin and South America, Middle East, Turkey, and Russia). 

Jonathan began his Danaher career in 2002 at Hach, as VP, Global Marketing. He was promoted to President of Hach Lange for the Americas and Asia in 2006. In 2009, he became Group VP, overseeing Danaher’s water quality businesses. In 2012, Jonathan was appointed China president with Danaher, and also served as Chairman of China Management Board. In 2014, he became SVP, Danaher Asia. In 2016, his responsibilities expanded to cover all the High Growth Regions for Danaher. 

Prior to his career at Danaher, Jonathan held positions of increasing responsibility with Ingersoll Rand (Allegion) Security and Safety; Teledyne Water Pik Professional and Consumer Oral Care products; and Black and Decker. Jonathan has over 10 years of experience working and living internationally in the UK, China, and the Middle East.

Jonathan is a director and co-founder of Education For Hope, a non-profit charitable foundation supporting the education of young adults in nursing in Kaberamaido, Uganda.

Jonathan holds a BA from the University of Buffalo, with a major in Business Administration. He currently resides in Steamboat Springs and Denver, Colorado with his wife, where they are both avid skiers, golfers, road cyclists, scuba divers, and outdoor enthusiasts. They have four adult children living in London, UK and Colorado.

Daniel Houghton

Daniel J. Houghton is Group CFO at Danaher and had finance oversight for the Dental Platform from 2015 to 2018. 

Daniel joined Danaher in 1995 and has served in a series of progressively more senior finance and accounting roles within the organization. Mr. Houghton brings extensive expertise in finance and accounting, as well as extensive knowledge of the dental industry and the Danaher business.

Prior to joining Danaher, Daniel held various positions in finance at Amphenol, Associated Spring, and Ernst & Young. He began his career at Aetna Realty Investors.

Daniel holds a BS in Accounting from Bentley University. He lives in the greater New York City area.

Christine Tsingos

Christine Tsingos is the former EVP and CFO at Bio-Rad, a company focused on life science research and clinical diagnostic systems. She serves on the boards of Varex Imaging, an X-ray component manufacturer, and Nanometrics, which produces metrology and inspection systems for a variety of industries.

Prior to her 17 years at Bio-Rad, Christine held various positions at Attest Systems, Tavolo, Autodesk, and The Cooper Companies. 

Christine received a BA in International Studies from American University and an MBA in International Business from George Washington University.

Wendy Carruthers

Wendy Carruthers is Senior VP, HR at Boston Scientific, a medical device manufacturer, and oversees the company’s global human resources activities. She joined Boston Scientific in 2004 and was the VP of Global Talent Management and VP, HR for the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region prior to her current position.

Before joining Boston Scientific, Wendy was VP, HR for  Europe for Cable & Wireless, global telecommunications company. She also held various positions at Diageo and Tesco.

Wendy holds a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Salford and is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She lives in Boston.