Align Technology Inc, San Jose, Calif, announced that Christopher C. Puco, senior vice president and managing director of the Americas region, has decided to leave the company to pursue other interests. Puco will immediately start transitioning his responsibilities for the region to Joe Hogan, president and CEO of Align. Puco, however, will continue to work on initiatives under the Invisalign Experience program and help ensure that there is a smooth transition through March 1, 2019.

Each of the Americas’ regional leaders, Brad Jergenson, vice president and general manager of the United States, Sian Roberts, vice president and general manager of Canada, and Ritesh Sharma, general manager of Latin America, will report directly to Hogan. The company has launched an executive search for Puco’s replacement.

Puco has been senior vice president of the Americas region since December 2017. He joined Align in 2006 as sales director for the North America Eastern region sales area and has held several leadership positions at the company, including vice president of sales strategy and vice president of the North America sales region.