• Solmetex
  • Sterisil
  • DryShield

Solmetex Leadership Team

Gene Dorff
Chief Executive Officer

Kurt Van Hofwegen
Vice President of Sales
Amy Gagne
Vice President of Clinical Affairs & Education
Bill Gerety
Chief Commercial Officer
Ron Nolan
Vice President of Marketing
Matt Muramoto
Special Markets Manager
Paul Janell
Chief Financial Officer
Brian Mergentime
Director of Sales, East
Lauren Nagel
Chief Operating Officer
Dave Boschert
Director of Sales, West

 

Matt Muramoto

Special Markets Manager 

Matt joins Solmetex with over 20 years of leadership across multiple industries. Most recently with DryShield in 2014 when the company was a start-up manufacturer of dental isolation technologies. Matt was instrumental in elevating DryShield into the category leader that it is today. Matt assumed many roles in his 8 year history, including National Sales Manager where he was responsible for overseeing all sales initiatives (both direct and distribution), including leading a team of sales professionals responsible for revolutionizing the area of isolation dentistry. Matt's ability to build relationships within the dental industry led him to his current role as Special Markets Manager, where he oversees key accounts including all elite, mid-market and emerging group practices, as well as schools and government entities.

"I'm extremely proud to be a part of a team that places a strong emphasis on protecting practices, their patients and our communities.  Together our Solmetex brands will deliver a complete water solution with key products and support to our customers.  I'm excited to provide our services to the Special Markets arena and beyond!"

Dave

Dave Boschert

Director of Sales, West

Dave is responsible for supporting and managing the Solmetex sales force covering the western United States. He has been in the dental sales arena for over 20 years as a Territory Manager, Regional Manager, Area Sales Director, and Director of Sales for both direct and indirect businesses and brings a deep knowledge of the industry along with the experience of building high performing sales teams.

"I am honored to start this next chapter of my sales career with a company who is dedicated to protecting our customers, their patients, and our environment. I firmly believe that the combination of our experienced sales force, a dedicated inside sales team and the best water safety solutions available positions Solmetex to be the industry leader in this category and provides our customers with a true partner for this vital part of their practice."

 

Kurt

Kurt Van Hofwegen

Vice President of Sales

Kurt brings 26 years of dental experience to the Solmetex team. He joined Solmetex during the integration of DryShield as Director of Sales. Prior to this, Kurt spent 24 years with Dentsply Sirona serving in several roles including VP of Endodontics NA and Sales Director with Dentsply North America which included Caulk, Preventive and Mid-West handpieces. Kurt brings a well-rounded background of experience in sales, marketing, operations and international markets.

"I am thrilled to join the Solmetex team. This provides me the opportunity to work in a great culture of talented professionals committed to safe water solutions for the patient, practice and environment. Being a part of a solution with the best products on the market is ideal career satisfaction."

Ron

Ron Nolan

Vice President of Marketing

Ron has had a successful career in the dental and medical device space including Dentsply, Brasseler USA, Align Tech, and most recently Henry Schein. At Sterisil, Ron oversaw all Sales and Marketing activities, effectively repositioning the company to take advantage of their category leading dental water testing and treatment platform with the goal of delivering turn-key solutions to dental practices and their patients. Ron is responsible for the Commercialization efforts at Solmetex, working closely with the Executive Management Team to integrate Solmetex, LLC., Sterisil and DryShield as we look to provide our business partners, dental professionals, and the patients they treat with category leading solutions in the area of dental water and patient safety.

"Solmetex is chartering Patient Safety, Occupational Safety and Community Safety through their exceptional portfolio of dental water solutions. It is extraordinarily gratifying to assist in leading that effort for the dental industry."

Amy

Amy Gagne

Vice President of Clinical Affairs & Education

Amy joins the Solmetex Team with over 25 years in the dental market. Early in her clinical hygiene career she recognized how important it was to bring quality, safe, and user-friendly technology to the dental team. Her career includes positions of growing responsibility at Envista (formerly Kerr), Henry Schein and most recently Zest Dental Solutions, and has created a path of high-growth organizations

“Now more than ever, the future of our environment is so important. Solmetex is a leader in environmental compliance and developing products that meet EPA Standards. I’m excited to be working with this growing organization and a team that recognizes the importance of simplifying the technology required to keep our dental partners in compliance with our newly launched Compliance Program.”

Brian

Brian Mergentime

Director of Sales, East

Brian is responsible for supporting and managing the Solmetex salesforce across the United States and internationally. Brian has been in the dental sales for over 20 years, bringing diverse knowledge of the dental industry, which is invaluable in building relationships and leading Solmetex and the sales team to the next level.  

I am thrilled to be working for a company whose focus is to protect our water and our environment. It is exciting to work with Solmetex’s fantastic salesforce and our dedicated inside sales team, who truly strive to provide the best experience to our customers and the field.” 

Lauren

Lauren Nagel

Chief Operations Officer

Lauren has over 25 years of experience in the water treatment industry and has been with Solmetex since September 2000.  Since starting with Solmetex, Lauren has evolved with the company and has seen it through many transitions. She has extensive experience in accounting, finance, sales and operations.

Working at Solmetex has allowed me to experience every aspect of business, whether it be accounting, sales or operations. Knowing we are helping the environment and providing total solutions to our customers makes me proud to be an integral part of this team.”

Paul

Paul Janell

Chief Financial Officer

Paul joins Solmetex with over 25 years of financial and operational leadership within the healthcare market. As CFO, Paul will guide the organizations financial strategy through building teams and systems to support the company’s mission.

“I am extremely excited to be a member of the Solmetex organization that excels in delivering innovative solutions and unparalleled customer service within the dental market. I look forward to working with a great team to continue to build upon this strong track record while delivering service and value to our customers”

Bill

Bill Gerety

Chief Commercial Officer

Bill brings over 25 years of extensive leadership, marketing and commercialization experience across the consumer packaged goods, financial services and life sciences/healthcare industries to Solmetex, including Diageo, Capital One Financial, Boston Scientific and most recently Sirtex Medical, where he served as Vice President, Marketing focused on the US and Latin America. Overseeing all Marketing and Customer Experience initiatives for Solmetex, Bill and his team will focus on educating and partnering with physicians and their practice staff to optimize a responsible approach to waste solutions and handling.

“I’m proud to join an organization with a legacy of leadership in the dental industry, as well as a culture that fosters innovation and personal growth. Solmetex has been at the forefront of developing cutting edge waste solutions for dental practices, and I look forward to continuing those efforts as we explore new opportunities to apply our technologies. At Solmetex, a commitment to physicians, their patients and the environment, are the cornerstones of everything we do.”

Gene

Gene Dorff

Chief Executive Officer

Gene joins Solmetex with over 20 years of experience within the dental industry. He began his career in dentistry with OraPharma, a division of Johnson and Johnson, as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing where he was instrumental in growing Arestin a ground-breaking periodontal infection therapy product which quickly became the market leader. At Dentsply Sirona for the past 12 years, he served as the leader of the Global Restorative Products Group and leader of the Global Dental Implant Products Group. In these roles he grew Dentsply Sirona through Organic new product development and Mergers and Acquisitions. Having managed Dental businesses in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions, Gene is an experienced international business executive. Combined with his experience in R&D, Product Development, Marketing and Supply Chain, his deep background in the global marketplace will help Solmetex expand to new markets and meet clinical needs with new product solutions.

“Solmetex provides outstanding high-quality products and service solutions to dentists, which I intend to expand to other products. We want to provide a broad range of water solutions to protect the patient, practice, community, and the environment. The goal is for Solmetex to be recognized as the solution provider for dental patient and practice water safety.”