Align Technology Relocates Global Headquarters to Tempe, Arizona
According to company officials, the company’s San Jose campus remains the hub for its global innovation, product, and marketing organization and will become home to its new Digital Innovation Center, currently under construction.
“Innovation is the heart of Align and core to who we are as an organization," said Said Align CEO Joe Hogan. “As leaders in digital orthodontics and dentistry, we must continue to invest in new products and technology that benefit our doctor customers and their patients. This change will afford many new opportunities for Align to expand its industry-leading digital capabilities through innovation in San Jose while achieving greater, long-term operating efficiencies in Arizona. Our employees are key to our continued success, and throughout this change we remain committed to supporting all employees, whether they decide to relocate or remain in their current locations. We chose Tempe for our new corporate headquarters for many reasons, including its proximity to San Jose, favorable corporate operating environment, low cost of living, and overall quality of life.”
Approximately 150 employees, mostly in corporate general and administrative roles, have been offered relocation packages, a company spokesperson said. These employees have the option to relocate to Tempe or to continue working from their current locations. Relocation is not required and there are no layoffs associated with this move.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Align Technology to Arizona, the latest industry leader to be drawn to our state’s business-friendly, pro-innovation environment,” said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We’re grateful for this investment in Arizona, which will create more than a hundred new jobs for our residents, and we thank Align for its commitment to our state.”
“Align Technology establishing its global corporate headquarters in Greater Phoenix further solidifies the region’s standing as a premier market with the workforce availability, collaborative spirit and modern infrastructure to support innovative, high-growth companies,” said Chris Camacho, president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “We’re excited to welcome Align to Tempe and the creation of high-quality jobs at a critical time.”
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