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SAN JOSE, Calif., May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN), today announced that Roger E. George, Align senior vice president, chief legal and regulatory officer has retired and will leave the company at the end of August 2019. Mr. George was responsible for all aspects of Align Technology's legal affairs including transactional, securities, governance, intellectual property, real estate and employment matters. Julie Coletti, Align vice president and associate general counsel, strategic commercial affairs has assumed Mr. George’s responsibilities and will work with him to ensure a smooth transition.
“On behalf of Align’s board of directors, management team, and employees around the world, I want to thank Roger for 17 years of dedicated service,” said Joe Hogan, Align CEO. “Roger was instrumental in building Align’s legal and regulatory functions from the ground up, including our extensive intellectual property and patent portfolio. He has played a central role in many corporate events and transactions with significant legal implications, during periods of uncertainty as the company pioneered the clear aligner market and established the Invisalign system, as well as during periods of rapid growth and expansion globally. Roger’s insights, business acumen and devotion to our customers and employees have always been constant and we wish him the very best in his retirement.”
Ms. Coletti joined Align in May 2018 and is responsible for Align’s strategic commercial initiatives. Prior to Align, Ms. Coletti was vice president, global general counsel and chief compliance officer for Danaher’s dental platform business with responsibility for a global team of more than 50 legal, intellectual property, compliance, trade and environmental health and safety professionals.
“I’m very pleased to have Julie join our executive team,” continued Mr. Hogan. “She is an experienced executive, general counsel and chief compliance officer with a proven track record of building business focused teams that deliver results. Her strong background in the medical technology, dental, and healthcare industries will further strengthen our world class legal and regulatory capabilities.”
About Align Technology, Inc.
Align Technology designs and manufactures the Invisalign® system, the world's most advanced transparent orthodontics system, and iTero®, the intraoral scanners and services. Align's products help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and provide effective dental options at the forefront of technology to their patients. For more information, please visit www.aligntech.com.
For more information about the Invisalign system or to find an Invisalign doctor in your area, please visit www.invisalign.com.
For more information about the iTero digital scanning system, please visit www.itero.com.