Scott Anderson


Patterson Cos.




It’s been a big year for Patterson Cos. president, CEO and chairman Scott Anderson, who has presided over what he calls the “transformation” of the company with the acquisition of Colorado-based Animal Health International and the divestiture of its medical supply business. His moves have focused Patterson into two roughly equal parts—its traditional dental supply business and its quickly growing veterinary side. Anderson says the nation’s growing spending on pet supplies makes the acquisition of AHI anything but a dog.