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Henry Schein promotes Brad Connett to head U.S. medical  group

Brad Connett has been named president of Henry

Brad Connett has been named president of Henry Schein's U.S. medical group. Credit: Henry Schein, Inc.

Medical supplies distributor Henry Schein Inc. Wednesday named company veteran Brad Connett as president of its U.S. medical group.

Connett, who joined the Melville company 21 years ago, most recently served as president of the company's commercial group for U.S. medical.

 In his new role, Connett will be responsible for the medical group's strategy and business performance. He will report to David McKinley, senior vice president and chief commercial officer.

Stanley M. Bergman, Henry Schein's chairman and chief executive, said in a statement that the appointment reflects Connett's leadership and "ability to drive continued growth."

"Brad's strategic vision, deep-rooted industry knowledge, and wide network will advance our ability to deliver innovative solutions," McKinley said.

Henry Schein is Long Island's largest publicly traded company by revenue. It distributes supplies to non-hospital care centers, including doctors' offices, urgent care clinics and ambulatory surgery centers.

The global company's biggest business unit provides supplies to dentists. Last month, Henry Schein announced plans to spin off its $3.5 billion animal health supplies business.

Shares of Henry Schein edged down 0.4 percent Wednesday to close at $76.59. The stock has fallen about 13 percent in the past 12 months.

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