Henry Schein Announce Sales and Marketing Arrangement



The Athletic Edge and Henry Schein Announce Sales and Marketing Arrangement
Together, providing a complete line of athletic training room equipment with exceptional quality and value.

Watertown, S.D., February 12, 2014 — The Athletic Edge, by Pivotal Health Solutions, a leading manufacturer of premium quality health and wellness equipment for over 20 years, proudly enters a sales and marketing distribution arrangement with Henry Schein, the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Athletic Edge, a branch of Pivotal Health Solutions, has more than 20 years of experience manufacturing wood, laminate and steel products. Pivotal Health Solutions has also been supplying schools, students, professionals and teams with quality products in the therapy, massage, spa, medical, chiropractic and now athletic training markets.


Under this arrangement, Henry Schein will immediately begin to integrate The Athletic Edge product line into its extensive Sports Medicine portfolio. Henry Schein distributes a comprehensive range of healthcare products, offering a complete line of athletic training supplies, rehabilitation equipment, medical and dental supplies, vaccines & pharmaceuticals, diagnostic equipment, modalities, medical kits, and athletic training room furniture. Henry Schein is a national distributor with five distribution centers strategically located throughout the country.


Jeff Klingler, Director of Sales and Marketing said, “We are delighted to expand our existing sports medicine equipment portfolio to include The Athletic Edge line, which has already been used to outfit institutional athletic centers across the country with its innovative, state-of-the-art performance enhancement and therapeutic equipment.  With the addition of Athletic Edge's innovative products, we continue to be able to provide our customers with the best solutions in the industry.”   


The Athletic Edge takes great pride in the revolutionary new product line featuring athletic trainer’s tables, taping stations, exam and treatment tables, mat platforms, split leg lift tables, leg and shoulder therapy tables, cabinets, lockers, stools and custom branding solutions.


Jim Engels, CEO of Pivotal Health Solutions said, “Our strategic partnership with Henry Schein will help us to effectively reach more customers with our product line and further promote our focus on new and innovative equipment with custom branding solutions for professional teams, colleges and universities, and high schools.”


Pivotal Health Solutions continues to stay on the cutting edge of product innovation in the sport medicine market. This arrangement will help further those endeavors.


About Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners.  The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites.  A Fortune 500® Company Anchorand a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 16,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 800,000 customers.


The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care.  Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.


Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 25 countries.  The Company's sales reached a record $9.6 billion in 2013, and have grown at a compound annual rate of nearly 17% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.  For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.


About The Athletic Edge

The addition of The Athletic Edge to the Pivotal Health Solutions family of companies and brands creates one of the largest, most innovative and diversified health and wellness product providers. Pivotal Health Solutions is a privately held company located in Watertown, South Dakota; with manufacturing sites in South Dakota and Eugene, Oregon.


Source: Henry Schein, Inc.
Susan Vassallo
Vice President, Corporate Communications


Source: The Athletic Edge
Jim Engels, CEO

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