Vice President, Managing Director EMEA
Holger Arens was named Vice President and Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in September 2016. Mr. Arens has more than 15 years of experience in a variety of commercial and operational activities in international dental sales and business development. Mr. Arens is based in Germany and is responsible for all EMEA commercial and operational activities.
Most recently, Mr. Arens has been consulting with dental and medical technology entrepreneurs, investors and manufacturers in establishing business plans and implementing robust commercial processes to improve the performance of sales and marketing teams.
From 1999 to 2013, Mr. Arens was with KaVo Dental GmbH, based in Biberach, Germany, where he held executive positions of increasing responsibility, being promoted to Vice President of Sales and Service EMEA in 2010. During his tenure in that position, he led a turnaround and significantly grew sales and profitability up to and after its acquisition by Danaher Corporation. Prior to KaVo, Mr. Arens spent 10 years in roles of increasing responsibility with 3M Deutschland where he was introduced to the dental business when 3M acquired Unitek.
Mr. Arens has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Applied Science in Dusseldorf, Germany.