IRVINE, California, July 23rd, 2015 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced the successful appointment of Ms. Janette Gorman as Vice President of Finance & Administration at VITA North America based in Yorba Linda, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Jeff Black, Partner, and Scott Meyer, Principal Consultant at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Black, “Janette Gorman is ideally suited to lead VITA North America’s finance, human resources, systems, and inventory management.  She is a classic ‘roll up the sleeves’ executive who understands that part of leadership is working closely with employees at all levels in a company; with VITA North America’s lean headquarters structure, she’s the perfect fit for their needs.”  Mr. Meyer commented, “Starting her business career as a CPA, Janette has broadened her management skills well beyond accounting to become a true leader in finance and human resources.  She places great emphasis on establishing and maintaining a positive, winning culture and will be a terrific addition to the VITA team.”

Ms. Gorman started her career with KPMG in audit and after three years joined Taco Bell International as a Senior Business Planner.  She then joined glass, plastic, and aluminum recycler Tomra Pacific as Controller and over the next 13 years progressed to Chief Financial Officer upon the company’s acquisition to rePlanet.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA.

About VITA North America

 VITA North America is a subsidiary of VITA Zahnfabrik, a fourth-generation family owned dental products company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Bad Säckingen, Germany with over 750 employees worldwide. Sales partners, distributors, or VITA’s own sales representatives supply dentists, dental technicians, and dental laboratories in over 150 countries with materials and products directly from Bad Säckingen. The name VITA (from the Latin word vita meaning “life”) reflects the company’s objective of creating products that are as natural and “lifelike” in appearance as natural dentition itself. The Company designs and develops dental restoration products for dental technicians and surgeons, including shade management products; shade guides and digital color measuring equipment; ceramic teeth; teeth accessories, including tooth configurators, bonding agents, silicone insulating films, and tooth storage systems; vacuums; anterior and posterior tooth lines; and metal ceramics. The Company also provides veneering materials/accessories, including color indicators and ceramic stains; glaze sprays, spray-ons, liquids, mixing palettes, karat polishing sets, and firing trays and accessories; silver test sets, veneering resins, machinable polymers, and equipment accessories; and etchant gels, ceramics etches, and disposable impression trays. VITA is perhaps best known for establishing the tooth shade standard, estimated to be used in determining four out of five tooth shades in restorative and cosmetic procedures worldwide.  VITA North America is headquartered in Yorba Linda, CA.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California.  The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Aerospace & Defense, Technology, Financial Services, Consumer Brands, Industrial Manufacturing, Restaurants/Retail, Entertainment, Food Manufacturing, Healthcare and Life Sciences, the Engineering & Construction/Building Industry, Professional Services, and other areas.  Founded by Rod McDermott and Chris Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients.  McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, and portfolio companies owned by private equity firms including Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden.