In 2006, Aurum Prosthetics, an eight-employee, full service dental laboratory in Stoney Creek, On, was doing well, and Co-Owners Frank Molon and Gino Marino were ready to take things to the next level. But like many lab owners looking to grow, their expertise was on the technical side of the business and they needed some direction.
Enter Gary Molinaro, Molon`s childhood friend who has a business degree and a background in managing large scale businesses. Molinaro came aboard and after months of market research, he came up with an ambitious plan for growth, including completely rebranding the laboratory, acquiring some smaller laboratories, moving into a new facility, and had an eye on the new technology coming into the market. Molon and Marino were on board, and the three became partners in the new venture Solaris Dental Solutions Canada Inc.
With the existing partners handling the technical side of the business and Molinaro spearheading the business side along with the sales and marketing.
The rest is history.