Wolf-Rüdiger Daetz to leave Straumann

Basel, 9 July 2010 – Straumann, a global leader in implant and restorative dentistry and oral tissue regeneration, announced today that its Chief Financial Officer, Wolf-Rüdiger Daetz, has decided to leave the company at the end of September 2010 to pursue his career outside Straumann.


Mr Daetz, who joined Straumann from Siemens Building Technologies four months ago, will continue in his responsibilities until his departure. At that point, Beat Spalinger, President & CEO, will supervise Finance & Operations directly on an ad-interim basis until a successor to Mr Daetz is appointed. Beat Spalinger was formerly CFO of the Straumann Group and is supported by a highly professional Finance team.


Straumann is initiating a search for a successor to Mr Daetz and is confident that it will be able to announce the appointment in the near future.