Darby Dental Supply LLC, Jericho, NY, announced that Gary Mahr, former chief operating officer of Mydent, has been named Darby’s director of vendor relations. In his 28 years in the dental industry, Mahr has overseen daily operations in warehousing, purchasing, customer service, and regulatory processes.

At Darby, Mahr will be responsible for managing vendor rebates, growth and chargeback programs, along with negotiating buy/get programs to defray purchasing costs. He will also be working on product master standardization, range rationalization, and returns analysis projects. As director of vendor relations, Gary will work closely with vendors to ensure sell-through on new products and that buy-ins are successful.

Liz Meyers, executive vice president purchasing and global sourcing at Darby stated “Gary’s long-term industry relationships coupled with his product and operational knowledge make him a perfect fit for this position. We couldn’t be happier that he chose to join the Darby family.”