SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/18/13 --
Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) today announced that it has hired Zelko Relic as vice president of research and development, effective December 2, 2013. Mr. Relic will be responsible for Align's global research and development initiatives including delivering new and enhanced products for the Invisalign clear aligner and iTero scanner businesses. Mr. Zelko will report directly to Thomas M. Prescott, Align Technology president and CEO.
"Product and technology innovation is one of our most important strategic growth drivers and I am pleased to have Zelko lead our efforts and teams worldwide," said Thomas M. Prescott, Align Technology president and CEO. "His extensive knowledge of software development and advanced technologies in the healthcare, semiconductor and automation industries adds a valuable range and depth of experience to our leadership team."
Prior to joining Align, 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 Auto-ID in transportation. He was also vice president at Siemens Medical Solutions USA overseeing radiology, cardiology and CAD R&D and product development, and has also held senior management positions in engineering at Kulicke&Soffa Industries, designers and manufactures of semiconductor products, and KLA-Tencor, manufacturer of metrology tools.
About Align Technology, Inc.
Align Technology designs, manufactures and markets Invisalign, a proprietary method for treating malocclusion, or the misalignment of teeth. Invisalign corrects malocclusion using a series of clear, nearly invisible, removable appliances that gently move teeth to a desired final position. Because it does not rely on the use of metal or ceramic brackets and wires, Invisalign significantly reduces the aesthetic and other limitations associated with braces. Invisalign is appropriate for treating adults and teens. Align Technology was founded in March 1997 and received FDA clearance to market Invisalign in 1998.The Invisalign product family includes Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Invisalign Assist, Invisalign Express 10, Invisalign Express 5,
Invisalign Lite, and Vivera Retainers. To learn more about Invisalign or to find an Invisalign trained doctor in your area, please visit www.invisalign.com.
Cadent Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Align Technology and is a leading provider of 3D digital scanning solutions for orthodontics and dentistry. The Cadent family of products includes the iTero scanning systems, OrthoCAD iCast and OrthoCAD iRecord. For additional information, please visit www.cadentinc.com.
Source: Align Technology
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