Eric Shirley, current president of Patterson Dental, will move into the role of senior vice president of business development, while Tim Rogan is promoted to president of Patterson Dental Supply. 

Patterson Dental Supply Inc, a subsidiary of Patterson Companies Inc, announced a number of leadership changes. The new appointments, according to the company, are “designed to help accelerate the company’s growth in the dental market.”

The leadership changes are effective July 19, 2021.

Eric Shirley, currently president of Patterson Dental, has been named as senior vice president of business development, with responsibility for identifying and executing on future growth opportunities within the dental industry. Shirley will continue to report to Mark Walchirk, president and CEO of Patterson Companies. 

At the same time, Tim Rogan has been promoted to president of Patterson Dental Supply Inc, and will also report to Walchirk, with responsibility for the entire dental business in North America. Rogan is a 28-year Patterson veteran who currently serves as senior vice president and general manager of Patterson Dental.

“We are confident the dental market continues to present attractive growth opportunities for Patterson,” said Walchirk. “Eric’s new role will focus on evaluating these opportunities and help drive that strategic initiative. I am also very pleased to promote Tim Rogan, whose strong leadership, proven track record of success and industry experience make him an excellence choice to lead the Dental business going forward.”