Wright joins Patterson after nearly 20 years at The Toro Company, where he served in multiple senior leadership roles across several marketing and finance areas including the golf equipment business, investor relations, Toro Foundation and business development. He also served on the Toro Leadership Council, a 25-person team of leaders chosen to formulate and drive critical strategies across the enterprise.
During his tenure, Wright significantly expanded the investor relations function at Toro, enhancing communication processes, driving investor engagement and increasing Toro’s exposure to the investment community. “In addition to the comprehensive investor relations experience he brings to Patterson, John has a broad background in financial management,” said Ann Gugino, executive vice president and CFO of Patterson Companies. "We look forward to his contributions and support as we continue to implement the growth strategy of our newly transformed company.”
Wright graduated from Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and has an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.
About Patterson Companies, Inc.
Patterson Companies, Inc. is a value-added distributor serving the dental and animal health markets.
Patterson Dental provides a virtually complete range of consumable dental products, equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout North America.
Animal Health Market
Patterson Animal Health, formerly Patterson Veterinary, is a leading, full-line distributor in North America and the U.K. of animal health products, services and technologies to both the production-animal and companion-pet markets.