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John Mathys

Grad year: ’87
Major: Business Administration
Award Year: 2017

John Mathys

John Mathys is president and co-owner of Dental City with fellow alumnus David Withbroe and Roy Stumpf. From humble beginnings as a small infection control products company, Dental City has flourished into a distributor of over 50,0000 dental product units, serving more than 13,000 dental professionals across the United States from their corporate headquarters and 50,000 square foot distribution center in Green Bay. Mathys began his professional career with Shopko Stores, where he gained valuable experience in buying and personnel management in its management training program. From there he moved to Ruffalo Enterprises, a sporting goods business as head of business development/national distribution manager. Mathys helped open distribution flow to national market players such as Cabelas, Bass Pro Shops and Gander Mountain. Mathys entered the dental supply business as head of sales and distribution for PRN Dental Supplies in the mid 1980’s. On the heels of the 1980s AIDS Crisis, PRN was a leader in providing infection control products to service the dental market. Mathys was a key player in this rapid start-up that rapidly grew into a multi-million-dollar dental distribution business. In 1993, with assistance and urging of Stumpf and Withbroe, ICP Inc. was formed to meet the infection control products needs of dental practitioners throughout the United States. Mathys was voted president of the company and the group began the daunting task as a start-up business working out of the basement of his business partner’s parents’ home, selling and invoicing during the day and processing and shipping orders at night. In 2006, following a comprehensive rebranding process, they renamed the business Dental City. The company has since lived through multiple years of double digit growth, in excess of 100 employees, with more than $40 million in annual revenue. The company has received many notable awards, among them the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce “Small Business Growth Award” and 3M Corporation’s “Channel Partner of the Year” award. Mathys received the United Dental Dealers, “Spirit Award” for embracing other dental dealer members and sharing concepts and ideas to better improve each member’s business. Mathys is married and supported by his wife of 17 years, Diane Holschuh. They reside in De Pere, Wis.

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