American Orthodontics, Sheboygan, Wis, has named Jaume Mesalles as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Mesalles joined the company in 1992. He most recently held the role of Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. Mesalles will report directly to Randy Benz, the Vice Chairman and CEO.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to lead American Orthodontics forward," Mesalles says. "This is a strong company with a dedicated workforce who continually focus on exceeding the expectations of our customers and the orthodontic community. There are very exciting times ahead for this organization."

American Orthodontics is the largest privately held orthodontic manufacturer in the world. Since 1968, American Orthodontics has been manufacturing orthodontic products and peripherals for customers in more than 100 countries. More than 90% of American Orthodontics’ products are manufactured at its Sheboygan headquarters.

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