July 22, 2016 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. – Dental Fix Rx, a fast-growing mobile dental equipment repair service franchise, has appointed Eric Masson to Chief Legal Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for all in-house legal actions, such as reviewing contracts, managing relationships with various law firms, working with various state departments, etc. This will free up the time of executives on the corporate team, allowing them to focus on their primary duties.
An accomplished and proven senior in-house counsel with demonstrated ability to analyze and advise on complicated issues, Masson brings with him 20 years’ experience working with the U.S. Coast Guard in operations, finance and various legal duties. He is a results-driven attorney with a keen sense for risk-based decisions, allowing him to quickly gain the trust and confidence of executive management faced with complex legal matters. His strong financial background also enables a comprehensive understanding of the impact of legal decisions on company financials. He is admitted to practice in Texas, Florida, and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
“Eric is a very organizational-driven and operationally-focused individual who will be a tremendous asset to our team,” Dental Fix Rx CEO David Lopez said. “As an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, he wasn’t just providing legal counsel; he was proactive in leading and supporting the strategic vision as well as determining how to do everything possible with current skillsets to accomplish the mission. This strategic thinking and ability to organize, manage and lead is transferrable to his role at Dental Fix Rx, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him on our team.”
Most recently, Masson served as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the U.S. Coast Guard Seventh District – the Coast Guard’s busiest and most dynamic operational area. Additionally, he was a Special Court-Martial Judge for the Coast Guard Trial Judiciary. In these roles, he presided over Special Courts-martial cases; supervised junior attorneys; developed, managed and executed the annual budget. His proven record and acumen resulted in his being hand-selected for several high-visibility special projects and international engagements. He earned his juris doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law, Master of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary, Mason School of Business and Bachelor of Science in Management from the United States Coast Guard Academy.
Masson added, “I was looking for a fresh shift in my career and was drawn to the family-oriented, friendly culture at Dental Fix Rx. While this is my first foray into the civilian sector, a lawyer’s function is always to learn the law and apply the facts to that law. As a lawyer, I’m not concerned with being new to the industry – my focus is on bringing value to Dental Fix. I’m looking forward to taking the legal workload off company executives and helping develop the franchise as it continues its fast-paced North American expansion.”
Dental Fix Rx is the only U.S. franchise that truly serves the $38 billion dental equipment repair sector. Launched in 2009, the fast-growing franchise has more than 140 franchises in operation that service 18,000-plus dental professionals. The company recently signed its 250th franchise agreement and expects to surpass its 2015 growth rate with more than 75 new franchise agreements signed this year. With less than 400 franchise territories available throughout North America, Dental Fix anticipates all U.S. territories to be sold within the next three years.
Founded in 2009, Dental Fix Rx is a fast-growing mobile dental equipment repair service franchise that is revolutionizing the dental service industry by delivering immediate, on-demand equipment service, hand-piece repairs and cost-effective consumable products through its network of highly-trained franchise professionals. With local franchise owners serving businesses within their market, Dental Fix Rx completes repairs on-site from mobile repair centers that are equipped to fix a wide range of equipment found in any practice – from compressors to chair upholstery. The company has sold 250 franchises that service 18,000 customers throughout North America. For more information, visit www.dentalfixrx.com. For franchise information, call (855) 242-5230 or visit www.dentalfixrx.com/franchise/.
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