Patterson Companies, St Paul, Minn, announced that David Misiak, president of Patterson Dental North America, is stepping down, effective May 11, 2018.

Misiak is leaving the company to pursue a new opportunity, according to a press release from the company.

“We are grateful to Dave for his many contributions to Patterson during his 22 years with our dental business, and I thank him for his support during my transition,” said Mark Walchirk, Patterson Companies president and CEO. “On behalf of Patterson, we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Patterson will be conducting a search for Misiak’s replacement. During this transition period, the dental division will report directly to Mark Walchirk.