Joseph M. Hogan joined Align in June 2015 as President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and a Director of Align Technology. Mr. Hogan is an accomplished chief executive with extensive experience across multiple industries including healthcare, technology and industrial automation. Before joining Align, Mr. Hogan served as CEO of ABB, a $40 billion global power and automation technologies company based in Zurich, Switzerland. During his five years at ABB, Mr. Hogan oversaw a 25% increase in revenues. Prior to ABB, Mr. Hogan spent 25 years at General Electric (GE) in a variety of executive and management roles, including eight years as CEO of GE Healthcare, where he drove significant geographic and market portfolio expansion and more than doubled revenues from $7 billion to $16 billion. Mr. Hogan earned an M.B.A. from Robert Morris University and a B.S. degree in Business and Economics from Geneva College, both in Pennsylvania.
John Morici joined Align Technology as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in November 2016 and is responsible for managing the company’s global finance and financial strategy. Over his more than 20-year career, Mr. Morici has held senior leadership positions in finance, operations, and strategic planning in healthcare, medical technology and consumer/entertainment. Prior to joining Align, Mr. Morici spent nine years at NBC Universal where he held several senior management positions in the company’s Universal Pictures Home Entertainment U.S. and Canadian business, including chief financial officer, chief operating officer, and most recently, executive vice president and managing director. In his role as Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Mr. Morici led all finance, sales, marketing, operations, and customer service organizations and was responsible for overall strategy and planning. Prior to NBC Universal, Mr. Morici spent eight years in senior financial management positions at GE Healthcare, including as CFO for its Diagnostic Imaging and Global Products units. He also held a number of financial management roles during his tenure at Case New Holland and Abbott Laboratories. Mr. Morici earned a M.B.A, degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin.
Simon Beard joined Align Technology as Vice President and Managing Director for EMEA, (Europe, Middle East and Africa), in November 2014. He is responsible for Align Technology’s market development and operational execution of all Align Technology products and services in the EMEA region. Mr. Beard has had a progressive career over 25 years in the pharmaceuticals and medical device industry. Prior to Align Technology, Mr. Beard was Regional Director for Smith & Nephew’s South East Asia business. Prior to Smith & Nephew, Mr. Beard held multiple commercial, strategic, and general management positions in companies such as DePuy International (Johnson & Johnson), Sankyo Pharmaceutical and Sanofi Aventis. Mr. Beard holds a BSc from Wake Forest University, North Carolina, USA.
Stuart Hockridge was appointed Vice President, Global Human Resources in May 2016. He is responsible for leading the global human resources team for Align Technology's operations and facilities around the world. Mr. Hockridge has more than 15 years of broad human resource experience across a number of international Fortune 500 companies, from defense, finance, technology and healthcare. Prior to joining Align Technology, Mr. Hockridge was Senior Vice President of Talent at Visa Inc., where he led all aspects of talent delivery for the company including executive development, succession planning, employee engagement, learning and development, and talent acquisition. Prior to Visa, Mr. Hockridge held a number of human resource management positions at GE Healthcare leading HR processes both globally and for various divisions of the company.
Roger George joined Align Technology as Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel in July 2002. Mr. George is responsible for all aspects of Align Technology's legal affairs including transactional, securities, governance, intellectual property, real estate and employment matters. Prior to joining Align Technology, Mr. George was the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Finance and Legal Affairs and General Counsel of SkyStream Networks, a worldwide network infrastructure company whose products enable service providers to create and deliver digital medical services across converged broadband and broadcast networks. Prior to SkyStream, Mr. George was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, CA, the leading law firm representing technology companies at all stages of their growth, and the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Prior to joining WSGR, Mr. George was an associate attorney with Buist Moore Smythe & McGee in Charleston, SC. Mr. George worked at KPMG Peat Marwick in Washington, DC, before attending law school. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. George attended the University of Virginia where he earned a B.S. degree in Commerce (1988) and Juris Doctor (1992).
Sreelakshmi Kolli was promoted to Vice President, Information Technology (IT) in December 2012. She is responsible for defining the technology strategy and development of global customer and enterprise applications and infrastructure including end user and cloud computing, voice and data networks, storage, security, compliance and privacy. Ms. Kolli also leads the global program management office that manages and executes the company’s enterprise roadmap that includes product portfolio and cross-functional business programs. In addition, she leads the company’s global business transformation initiative aimed at delivering platforms and technology to support customer experience and simplified business processes across the company. Ms. Kolli joined Align Technology in June 2003 and has held positions of increasing responsibility leading business operations and engineering for customer-facing applications during her tenure. Before joining Align Technology, she held technical lead positions with Sword CT Space and Accenture. She is a member of the Healthcare and Lifesciences Advisory Board at SAP and the Executive Advisory Board at Salesforce.com. Ms. Kolli earned a M.S. degree in Computer Applications at the National Institute of Technology in Trichy, India.
Jennifer Olson-Wilk was appointed Vice President and Managing Director, Doctor-Directed Consumer Channel in August 2016. She is responsible for leading the company’s efforts to develop the growing doctor-directed, at home clear aligner market, specifically in supporting and managing the relationship with SmileDirectClub. Olson-Wilk joined Align Technology in 2002 and has held multiple roles in sales, marketing, and business development. Most recently, she was Area Sales Director for the North America region where she led all sales activities in Western Canada and the Western region of the United States. Prior to joining Align, Olson-Wilk was with technology companies such as Extreme Networks and PWI Technologies. She received a BA degree in Business Administration from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.
Raphael Pascaud was promoted to Chief Marketing, Portfolio and Business Development Officer in July 2015. Mr. Pascaud has global marketing responsibility for the Invisalign product portfolio in addition to overseeing the business development function. In March 2016, he also assumed responsibility for the development and commercialization of the iTero product portfolio and services. Mr. Pascaud was most recently Vice President, International responsible for the Company’s operations in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa, (EMEA), Asia Pacific , and Latin America regions. Prior to Align Technology, Mr. Pascaud spent 14 years in various management positions within DePuy International, (Johnson & Johnson family of companies), including Vice President Orthopedics of EMEA and Vice President Marketing of International. Mr. Pascaud has extensive experience in multinational organizational management, international sales strategy, and global professional and consumer marketing within the medical device sector. Mr. Pascaud holds a PhD in Bioengineering and received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Wales.
Lynn Pendergrass joined Align Technology as Vice President and Managing Director, Americas Region in February 2017. She is responsible for strategy, market development and operational execution for all of the company’s products and services in the Americas region. Ms. Pendergrass brings over 20 years' experience running global organizations across a range of industries including consumer, technology, industrial and pharmaceutical. Most recently she was president of Sears Holdings Corporation's $16 billion hardlines division, where she led strategy and execution for its major appliances, tools and lawn and garden businesses, with primary focus on the Kenmore, Craftsman, and Diehard brands. Prior to that, Ms. Pendergrass served as worldwide chairman for Johnson & Johnson Consumer, and as U.S. / Americas senior vice president for Hewlett-Packard's Printing & Personal Systems and its Imaging & Printing Group. Pendergrass also spent 22 years at General Electric in various operating and commercial roles and ultimately held several executive management positions in sales and marketing for its Consumer & Industrial division. Ms. Pendergrass holds M.S. degrees in Engineering and Chemical Engineering, and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Louisville.
Chris Puco was promoted to Vice President, North American Sales in December 2012 and then to Vice President and Managing Director, North America in November 2015. He is responsible for developing new and existing customer relationships and for scaling Align Technology's North America region. He is also responsible for the North America customer support, training and inside sales groups. Mr. Puco joined Align Technology in 2006 as Sales Director for the Eastern sales area, which doubled its revenue under his leadership. He was then promoted to Vice President of Sales Strategy, where he led Align Technology’s go to market strategy and managed the integration of the North American scanner and services sales organization. Mr. Puco has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry, holding sales management positions in both starts-ups and established corporate environments. Prior to Align he was with United States Surgical Corporation, Baxtor BioSurgery and Fusion Medical Technologies.
Zelko Relic joined Align Technology in December 2013 as Vice President, Research and Development. Mr. Relic is responsible for research and development programs worldwide, including delivering new and enhanced products for the Invisalign clear aligner and iTero scanner businesses. Mr. Relic has spent his career in the healthcare, semiconductor and automation industries, where he built a track record for developing advanced technologies and solutions across global organizations. Prior to joining Align Technology, Mr. Relic was Vice President, Engineering for Datalogic Automation, a global leader in automatic data capture and industrial automation markets. Prior to Datalogic, Mr. Relic was Vice President, Engineering at Danaher Corporation, Accu-Sort Systems business where he managed R&D and product development for smart cameras and laser scanners for Automatic Identification systems. He was also Vice President at Siemens Medical Solutions USA overseeing radiology, cardiology and CAD R&D and product development, and held senior management positions in engineering at Kulicke&Soffa Industries and KLA-Tencor, designers and manufacturers of semiconductor products.
Julie Tay joined Align Technology as Vice President and Managing Director for Asia Pacific in March 2013. She is responsible for Align Technology’s market development and operational execution of all Align Technology products and services in the Asia Pacific region. Ms. Tay has more than 20 years experience in international management of various segments including consumer healthcare, medical devices and chemical businesses across Asia. Prior to Align Technology, Ms. Tay was regional head of Bayer Healthcare (Diabetes Care) overseeing operations across Asia where she grew the business into a sustainable and profitable operation in three years. Prior to Bayer, Ms. Tay spent 15 years with Johnson & Johnson Medical where she was instrumental in establishing the LifeScan franchise and in successfully launching the SmartScan, One Touch Ultra, and One Touch Horizon brands within Asia. Ms. Tay holds an M.B.A. from Curtin University of Technology (Australia) and a B.A. degree from the National University of Singapore.
Emory Wright was promoted to Vice President, Operations in December 2007. He is responsible for heading up all of Align Technology’s global manufacturing and operation activities. Mr. Wright joined Align Technology in 2000 and served as Vice President of Manufacturing. During his tenure as Vice President, Manufacturing, Mr. Wright was instrumental in building Align Technology's world-class manufacturing operations. Prior to joining Align Technology, Mr. Wright spent more than 14 years in various medical device and biotechnology companies in the Silicon Valley, where he has lead worldwide manufacturing, engineering, planning, materials/procurement, and distribution/logistics organizations. Mr. Wright holds an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University and a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Santa Cruz.