Full Name
Dan Key
Job Title
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Dentsply Sirona
Speaker Bio
Dan Key is an accomplished senior executive with a 30+ year track record in leading operations, supply chain, distribution, procurement, product management, and general management of global businesses. He is an expert in transforming, acquiring, growing, divesting, and repositioning assets throughout the world within both public and privately-owned companies. Known for his approachable and inclusive style of leadership, he excels in rallying cross-functional teams around a unified vision.

Over the course of this career, he has repeatedly contributed to EBITDA growth year-over-year through rigorous cost control and throughput improvements, leveraging deep experience in leading end-to-end supply chain and operations across 40+ countries.

Dan is currently the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Dentsply Sirona. Dentsply Sirona is a ~$4B dental supply company serving the oral healthcare markets with equipment and consumable supplies. He manages 40 global manufacturing sites and 80 distribution sites with over 6,000 employees with an annual COGS spend of over ~$1.7B.

Before joining Dentsply Sirona, Dan was SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Axalta Coatings – a $4B global paint and coatings company – where he led an organizational change that redefined the way Axalta managed operations and supported their customers on a lower cost basis. Dan was Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at Sigma-Aldrich, where he led the charge in building a world-class global operation and supply chain function across 53 global locations supporting over 300,000 products to over 1 million customers. Prior to Sigma-Aldrich, Dan was Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain at UOP, a Honeywell Company serving the oil and natural gas industry with 14 global locations.

Dan’s career started in shift operations, engineering, and corporate functions. Initially joining Westinghouse Savannah River Corporation (formerly DuPont Savannah River Site) and then later joining Morton International. At Morton, he continued to take on progressive roles in production, materials management and plant engineering. After Morton, he became the Plant Manager for Northstar Print Group, an employee-owned company that printed and manufactured labels for glass and plastic bottles. Dan then held progressive global roles at Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (formerly a business unit from Eastman Chemical) managing 22 global locations with 1,500 employees.

Dan holds an M.B.A. from Clemson University and a B.S.M.E. from the University of Illinois. He is married and has three daughters.
Dan Key