Carestream Health Inc, Rochester, NY, has hired Edward Shellard, DMD, as director of business development for the company’s global dental systems business. Shellard will be responsible for executing a worldwide business development strategy, developing and managing key partnerships, and executing acquisitions.

"Ed Shellard has consistently demonstrated the ability to rapidly drive sales, nurture product innovations, and achieve ambitious revenue targets in the dental industry," said Richard Hirschland, president of the Dental Systems Group at Carestream Health. "In addition to being a seasoned leader with extensive management expertise, his experience as a practicing dentist will enable him to understand the day-to-day challenges and opportunities that our customers face—providing the ideal background for this role."

Shellard was previously president and CEO of Dental Technologies Inc, a $100-million dental laboratory company based in Dublin, Calif. He also is a former president of Kerr Corp, Orange, Calif, a $300-million medical device company that serves the dental marketplace. He began his career as a dentist and ran a successful practice before entering corporate management.