Executive Team

Dave Casper Chief Executive Officer
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Robert Cartagena Chief Operating Officer
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Carol Newberry - Vice President, Executive Administration
Carol, one of the most veteran employees of DenMat, is responsible for all administrative and human resource activities. With more than three decades of service to the company, which includes trusted executive secretary to company founder Robert Ibsen, DDS, Carol's role allows her to share this knowledge in many facets of DenMat's day-to-day business. Her passion for employee health and well-being has led to the introduction of a company-wide stretching program to reduce workplace injuries, among other unique employee benefits.

 

Nicholas Gonzales - V.P., Manufacturing
Nicholas began his career in medical device manufacturing in 1992 at Ormco Dental. By 2012, Nicholas advanced to the position of Danaher Business System Leader, streamlining production processes for Danaher companies throughout the globe. Nicholas joined the DenMat team in November of 2014 as Director of Manufacturing and immediately displayed operational excellence and positive energy, creating constructive organizational change across the Company. Nicholas was promoted to Senior Director of Operations and Supply Chain in 2015. Since then, he has led efforts to significantly increase working capital, implemented a sophisticated electronic Kanban inventory management system, vertically integrated several electro-optical manufacturing processes, and has increased service levels across all product lines.  Nicholas’s operational excellence and abilities as a leader will keep DenMat on a path towards continuous improvement, while always exceeding customer expectations.

 

Dr. Peter Harnois provides state-of-the art minimally invasive dentistry - DenMat Lab produces the beautiful, natural result

Dr. Peter Harnois provides state-of-the art minimally invasive dentistry - DenMat Lab produces the beautiful, natural result.

"By using the ART process, I am able to provide state-of-the art minimally invasive dentistry. The enhanced artistry of DenMat Lab produces a beautiful, natural result." — Dr. Peter Harnois

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Dave Casper, Chief Executive Officer, DenMat Holdings, LLCDave Casper, Chief Executive Officer, DenMat Holdings, LLC

Dave Casper, Chief Executive Officer

David joined DenMat in 2017, bringing to the company a wealth of industry knowledge, including hands-on experience in product procurement and management, manufacturing, sales, communications, and laboratory services. Today, he shares this expertise in the oversight of continued strategic development, global sales and marketing, product development, manufacturing, distribution, finance and all administrative functions. Prior to DenMat, David's 25 years experience in the dental industry included: President of both the Prismatik Dentalcraft and IOS Technologies divisions of Glidewell Laboratories and senior leadership positions at Sybron Dental Specialties (Danaher), General Electric, and Nobel Biocare.

 

Robert Cartagena, Chief Operating Officer, DenMat Holdings, LLCRobert Cartagena, Chief Operating Officer, DenMat Holdings, LLC

Robert Cartagena, Chief Operating Officer

Robert came to DenMat in 2011, bringing with him vast experience and expertise that has been instrumental in the company's expansion. With nearly 30 years of industry experience, Robert has guided the company through five acquisitions, several product and material introductions, and the buildout of a new manufacturing and distribution platform. Prior to DenMat, Robert worked for Discus Dental where he was an integral part of its first sales team during its 1993 start-up phase. He eventually worked his way up to Chief Operating Officer and held that title until the company's merger with Philips Electronics in 2011.

Carol Newberry - V.P., Executive Administration

Carol, one of the most veteran employees of DenMat, is responsible for all administrative and human resource activities. With more than three decades of service to the company, which includes trusted executive secretary to company founder Robert Ibsen, DDS, Carol's role allows her to share this knowledge in many facets of DenMat's day-to-day business. Her passion for employee health and well-being has led to the introduction of a company-wide stretching program to reduce workplace injuries, among other unique employee benefits.

Nicholas Gonzales - V.P., Manufacturing

Nick has made a career in medical device manufacturing, first at Ormco Dental in 1992, then with Danaher beginning in 2012, streamlining production processes throughout the world. Nick joined the DenMat team in 2014 as Director of Manufacturing and immediately displayed operational excellence and positive energy, creating constructive organizational change across the Company. He was promoted in 2015 to Senior Director of Operations and Supply Chain and led efforts to significantly increase working capital, implemented a sophisticated electronic Kanban inventory management system, vertically integrated several electro-optical manufacturing processes and increased service levels across all product lines. Nick was again promoted in 2021 to Vice President, Manufacturing, leading a project to move insourced manufacturing, quality and distributionprocesses from the east coast to our west coast location. In addition, Nick has developed new production processes for state-of-the-art Lab Ortho materials. Nick’s operational excellence and abilities as a leader will keep DenMat on a path towards continuous improvement, while always exceeding customer expectations.

Paula Mann – V.P., Marketing

Paula’s 15+ year background in the dental industry started with Kavo/Kerr as a highly successful Marketer focused on medical devices in both hospital and dental settings. She then excelled as the Marketing Director at VITA which was focused on CAD/CAM and Digital Dentistry solutions. Paula joined DenMat in 2021 and leads all product marketing, product development and DenMat’s digital marketing platform, all of which are critical to DenMat’s future growth.

Zac Johnson - V.P., Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance

Zac Johnson joined DenMat in 2022 and serves as the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance.  A seasoned leader with over 15 years of diverse experience in both orthopedic medical device and dental industries, Mr. Johnson began his career in medical device sales, working with orthopedic surgeons before migrating into quality and regulatory.  Most recently Mr. Johnson served as Director of Global Regulatory Affairs for a medical device manufacturer in Washington State where he supported business units covering Cardiology, Remote Monitoring and Patient Monitoring.  His prior experience includes holding leadership positions at both Philips Healthcare and Consensus Orthopedics.

Kathy Atiles - Director, Sales

Kathy first joined DenMat in 1994 and has held many management roles over the years. She started her dental education at Sacramento City College in the RDA program and has attended California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo for post-graduate certification in Business Management. Her DenMat career includes leading the distribution sales teams, DenMat Lab, and is currently  the Director of Sales.