Marion Par-Weixlberger

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Marion Par-Weixlberger appointed new Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Relations at Dentsply Sirona

Marion Par-Weixlberger, new Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Relations at Dentsply Sirona, is responsible for Corporate Communications globally and for Product PR for all business units, as well as interdepartmental projects within the company.

Marion draws on a wealth of experience as a communications expert in the dental industry, and specifically with Dentsply Sirona. She started working as PR Manager at Sirona in 2012, subsequently becoming Senior PR Manager and in 2016 and rising to the position of Director of Corporate Communications and Public Relations. Since then she has successfully managed internal and external Corporate Communications on the global level.

Maureen MacInnis, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Communications at Dentsply Sirona, said: "Marion Par-Weixlberger has been working for our company as a communications expert for several years and with great success in a leading position.

"Her extensive knowledge of the dental industry and her unceasing endeavours to constantly develop new approaches and inspire others make her the ideal occupant of this position."

Par-Weixlberger is based in Salzburg (Austria) and is supported by a globally active team located in the US, Germany and Salzburg. A native of Austria, she worked for several prestigious, globally active PR agencies. In 2011 she won the Austrian National Public Relations Award in the category "PR special discipline awarded by the Public Relations Association of Austria (PRVA)".

She has extensive experience in a number of specialised fields of communication, including Change Communications, Crisis Communications and Product PR. Par-Weixlberger's contribution to internationalising communications at Sirona was recognized with a FOX AWARD in two categories for the Sirona customer magazine VISION in 2015, and a nomination for the Public Relations “Staatspreis” (Austrian National PR Award) in 2013.

In 2016, a further nomination followed for the European Excellence Award in the Crisis Communications category; in 2016 the Dentsply Sirona employee newspaper was nominated for the Ragan 2016 Employee Communications Awards and in 2017 it won a bronze Stevie Award. Dentsply Sirona was nominated in 2017 for the PR Report Award for its customer magazine DSIGN, and in 2018 for the Sabre Award; in 2018 the magazine was honoured with two prestigious awards: the German gold Stevie Award and the silver Econ Award.