Patterson Companies Names Les B. Korsh General Counsel
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) announced today that Les B.
Korsh has been promoted to vice president, general counsel and secretary
of Patterson Companies, Inc., a value-added distributor serving the
dental, production and companion animal health and rehabilitation supply
markets. Korsh has over 20 years of combined law firm and in-house
According to Scott P. Anderson, chairman and chief executive officer of
Patterson Companies, "Les is eminently qualified to take on this
important position at Patterson. His strong legal background has made
him a trusted advocate and advisor to all of our teams. Most recently,
he played a pivotal role in helping navigate the combination of business
transactions that will transform Patterson long-term. We're looking
forward to seeing him hit the ground running in his new role."
Korsh has served as Patterson Companies' associate general counsel since
2014, and during that time, he has been a key driver of business results
at Patterson. He brings a diverse background including negotiation and
management of complex commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions,
and product development. His strengths include legal and business
analysis, managing concurrent projects, communication, risk assessment
and mitigation, and product development support.
Prior to his Patterson roles, Korsh held positions as vice president and
associate general counsel for MoneyGram International, Inc., a publicly
traded global money transfer company, and was a principal in the law
firm of Gray Plant Mooty, P.A. Korsh received his Bachelor's degree in
political science from the University of Minnesota and his juris
doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law.
About Patterson Companies, Inc.
Patterson Companies, Inc. is
a value-added distributor serving the dental, animal health and
rehabilitation supply markets.
As Patterson's largest business, Patterson
Dental provides a virtually complete range of consumable dental
products, equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and
value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout
Animal Health Market
Patterson Animal Health, formerly
Patterson Veterinary, is a leading, full-line distributor in North
America and the U.K. of animal health products, services and
technologies to both the production-animal and companion-pet markets.
Patterson Medical is the world's
leading distributor of rehabilitation supplies and non-wheelchair
assistive patient products to the physical and occupational therapy
markets. The unit's global customer base includes hospitals, long-term
care facilities, clinics and dealers.
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Patterson Companies, Inc.
Ann B. Gugino, 651-686-1600
Vice President & CFO
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