Align Technology Inc, San Jose, Calif, announced on March 4, 2014, that David E. Collins intends to retire from the company’s board of directors, effective immediately prior to the 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders scheduled for May 15, 2014. In connection with his retirement, Collins will not stand for re-election at the Annual Meeting. Collins has served on the Align Technology board since 2003, and is a member of the audit and compensation committees. The company does not intend to fill Collins’ board seat.

“On behalf of my fellow directors, the management team, and the employees of Align Technology, I would like to thank Dave for his service on the board of directors,” said Ray Larkin, Align Technology chairman. “The Company has made tremendous progress during Dave’s tenure. His leadership, insight, wisdom, and candor have been a source of inspiration and guidance for all of us. It has been a privilege for us to work with Dave on behalf of our shareholders.”

Reflecting on his years on the Align board, Collins said, “I want to thank our customers and their patients, as well as the employees of Align, whose dedication to continued innovation in clear aligner treatment and digital dentistry has made a tremendous impact on the orthodontic industry. I expect a very bright future for Align as their journey continues.”