Align names successor to legal chief

May 21, 2019
Roger George to retire as senior vice president, chief legal and regulatory officer

Nasdaq-listed Align Technology has promoted Julie Coletti to take charge of legal matters at the company.

The move follows the retirement of Roger George, senior vice president, chief legal and regulatory officer, who will leave the company at the end of August 2019. He has been responsible for all aspects of Align’s legal affairs such as transactional, securities, governance, intellectual property, real estate and employment matters.

Coletti was previously vice president and associate general counsel for strategic commercial affairs. She has taken over George’s responsibilities and will work with him during a transition, according to the company.

San Jose, California-based Align designs and manufactures the Invisalign transparent orthodontics system and iTero scanners and services.

Coletti joined the company in May 2018 and has been charged with leading its strategic commercial initiatives. She was previously vice president, global general counsel and chief compliance officer (CCO) for Danaher’s dental platform business.

‘On behalf of Align’s board of directors, management team and employees around the world, I want to thank Roger for 17 years of dedicated service,’ says Align CEO Joe Hogan in a statement. ‘Roger was instrumental in building Align’s legal and regulatory functions from the ground up, including our extensive intellectual property and patent portfolio.

‘I’m very pleased to have Julie join our executive team. She is an experienced executive, general counsel and [CCO] with a proven track record of building business-focused teams that deliver results. Her strong background in the medical technology, dental and healthcare industries will further strengthen our world-class legal and regulatory capabilities.’


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