Boyd Industries, Clearwater, Fla, has appointed Kurt Schwarz as its new vice president of sales. According to a press release from the company, “Schwarz’s experience and skills in sales management made him an ideal candidate to manage the growing operational dynamics of the specialty dental and medical operatory equipment manufacturer.”

Schwarz received his MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and his Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Industries from the University of Illinois.

Schwarz has over 25 years of management experience in the dental, pharmaceutical, and consumer products industries. During his career, he has held senior sales management positions at Henry Schein Dental and Hu-Friedy where he managed inside and field-based sales teams, customer service departments, and CRM database management. In addition, he has worked at Akorn Pharmaceuticals and, most recently, USCellular.

“Kurt will be a vibrant leader while serving in his new role,” said Boyd CEO Adrian LaTrace. “He has a consistent track record, and a personal approach to sales which reflects Boyd’s cultural attributes, both of which confirm he will be a great fit for the company.”

Schwarz’s new role will entail leading Boyd’s domestic and international sales organization, creating and implementing a plan to broaden the geographic reach of the Boyd sales team, exploring new dental product market opportunities, and strengthening Boyd’s customer service performance.

“Dental and medical equipment is a swiftly growing industry, which is becoming more and more modernized as technology evolves,” said Schwarz, “I look forward to helping Boyd continue to be a well-known leader in specialty equipment while successfully navigating this new market.”

Boyd provides exam/treatment chairs, surgical tables, doctor/assistant seating, operatory lighting, sterilization centers, custom cabinetry, delivery systems, and video game consoles to dental professionals.