Robert A. Ganley (Emeritus Member)
After graduating from St. Bonaventure University with a degree in Mathematics, he received a Masters of Business Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Mr. Ganley began his career with KPMG. In 1980, he moved to Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc., as Vice President. He was named President of Ivoclar Vivadent North America in 1990. In 2003, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ivoclar Vivadent AG in Schaan, Liechtenstein. He also served as the Chairman of the Corporate Management.
Mr. Ganley is truly a global leader of an international Company, spending half of his time in Europe and half in North America and other global markets. He has a deep understanding of the glob al dental market and its customers. He led the movement to esthetic dentistry with the launch of the “Esthetic Revolution” and moved the Company and the dental market forward to the new “Digital Esthetic Revolution”. As Chief Executive Officer of Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein, a world leader in innovative material systems for quality Esthetic Dentistry, Mr. Ganley lead the charge for quality, esthetic dentistry, a vision that earned him distinction worldwide and has advanced and expanded the industry.
Mr. Ganley has also remained steadfast in the organization’s global commitment to providing underserved populations with access to oral health care. From product donations to special initiatives—including Give Kids a Smile Day, the Wisdom Tooth Project, and missionary service groups – Ivoclar Vivadent has touched the lives of patients worldwide.
After 39 successful years with Ivoclar Vivadent Mr. Ganley has moved to the Ivoclar Vivadent Board of Directors.
Articles and Presentations
Mr. Ganley has published extensively in global dental journals and has lectured throughout the world.
Awards and Accomplishments
January 2003 – Transformational Leadership Award – Dental Manufacturers of America
July 2006 – Outstanding Achievement Award – Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics
November 2013 – Honorary Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD)
August 2016 – 10 Most Influential People in Dentistry – Inside Dentistry
December 2018 – Visionary Award – American College of Prosthodontics
February 2019 – Special Recognition Award – National Association of Dental Laboratories
March 2019 – Excellence in Health Care Award – Business First