Great Expressions Appoints New Board Member


BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Board of Managers of Great Expressions Dental Centers has appointmented new member John Payne.

Payne has nearly 40 years of healthcare industry experience, including founder and CEO of Pet Health Innovations LLC, past president and CEO of Banfield Pet Hospital and past president and general manager of Bayer HealthCare’s Animal Health division for North America. He has widespread experience in delivering or surpassing profit goals in start-up, turnaround and growth environments.

In addition, the board will also be appointing Dr. Mert N. Aksu, Dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of Detroit Mercy. Both Payne and Aksu will serve open-ended terms.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Aksu and Payne to the Board and are confident their combined experience, diverse backgrounds and impressive track records of success will make them strong contributors,” said Richard Beckman, CEO of GEDC.