Executive Team

Fredric J. Friedberg, Chairman of the Board, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Toshiba Medical Research Institute and Toshiba Medical Visualization

As chairman of the board for Toshiba, Fredric Friedberg is responsible for driving the long-term vision of the company. Prior to this role with Toshiba America Medical Systems, he held the position of senior vice president and chief legal officer, and was responsible for the company’s legal and regulatory affairs as well as the company’s interaction with the Food and Drug Administration and the medical industry’s primary trade associations. Friedberg also serves as chairman of the board for Toshiba Medical Research Institute and Toshiba America MRI, Inc., as well as Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe LTD. Friedberg has worked in the legal profession for more than 40 years and in the medical diagnostic imaging industry for nearly as long.

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Shuzo Yamamoto, President and CEO

As president and CEO of Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., Shuzo Yamamoto is responsible for the overall leadership of the company and for executing strategies that support Toshiba’s mission to deliver integrated diagnostic solutions through long-term customer partnerships to improve the lives of all people.

Yamamoto has held several senior-level executive positions with Toshiba. Most recently he served as vice president for Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation and chief information officer and executive quality leader for Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation and the Toshiba Healthcare Company. Before that, he was senior vice president and assistant to the president for Toshiba America Medical Systems and general manager of the X-ray Vascular Business Unit at Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.

Yamamoto joined Toshiba in 1987 after graduating from Hokkaido University with a master’s degree in biomedical engineering for work on pump design for an artificial heart.

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Ryo “Fuji” Fujimoto, General Manager and Senior Vice President

As general manager and senior vice president, Ryo “Fuji” Fujimoto oversees the day-to-day operations of Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., and supports the president and CEO in strategic planning to grow Toshiba’s market share and profitability. Fujimoto most recently held the position of senior vice president at Toshiba.

Before joining Toshiba in 2014, Fujimoto spent four years working in the Strategic Business Planning Department of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation in Japan and handled international business planning, including setting up Toshiba’s factory in Brazil. Prior to that, Fujimoto spent six years as assistant general manager of the Medical Division of Toshiba Australia. Fujimoto began his career at Toshiba in the International Sales Department for Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, where he managed multiple sales areas, including Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Fujimoto spent five years of his childhood in the U.S., with time in Chicago and Orange County, Calif. He graduated from Waseda University in Tokyo in 1993 with a Bachelor of Law degree.

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Lawrence Dentice, Senior Vice President, Sales

As senior vice president, Lawrence Dentice’s primary responsibilities focus on building Toshiba’s field sales organization in order to fully develop strategic accounts to include IDNs, GPOs and government business, as well as supporting our dealer relationships and future distribution models.

Dentice rejoins Toshiba from Esaote, where he was president. He also formerly held the position of senior vice president and general manager of Philips Healthcare, as well as general manager and senior vice president, sales at Toshiba America Medical Systems.

Prior to joining Toshiba in 2002, Dentice worked for Inphact in Nashville, Tenn., a PACS information technology company, where he was vice president, sales and marketing. Prior to that he worked for Marconi Medical Systems in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1985 to 2001. Dentice also worked for GE Medical Systems from 1974 to 1985 in engineering service and sales.

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Calum G. Cunningham, Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Business Development

As vice president of Marketing and Strategic Business Development, Calum Cunningham is responsible for leading organizational strategy development and managing all marketing activities, including academic and research activities, business units, corporate communications and market research.

Most recently he served as vice president, Business Operations for Toshiba America Medical Systems. Cunningham previously held senior-level management positions at Toshiba Healthcare Imaging and Informatics, Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems and Barco Healthcare. Cunningham joined Toshiba in 2009, when he was named senior vice president and general manager of Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems. Upon Toshiba’s merger with Vital in 2011, he was named executive vice president, Corporate & Business Development at Vital.

Cunningham studied electronics engineering at Stow and semiconductor device physics at UC Berkeley, and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the OUBS, in England.

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Karen La Point, Vice President, Business Operations

Karen La Point is responsible for business operations and driving Toshiba’s sales revenue. As vice president, Business Operations, La Point oversees national quotes, national bids and contract administration; NEMA submissions and reporting, pricing analysis and sales support analysis; sales logistics management, including warehouse logistics and configuration analysis; customer support management, including installation project management and site planning and installation support; and clinical applications and customer, sales and service training.

La Point rejoins Toshiba after working for several years at Siemens Healthcare as vice president, Los Angeles Region, and director, Molecular Imaging West. La Point formerly held the position of vice president, Operations, at Toshiba. Prior to joining Toshiba in 2002, La Point acted as vice president, North American Sales at Philips, and prior to that she held sales positions at GE.

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Mark Mindell, Vice President, Human Resources

Mark Mindell is responsible for driving the development and implementation of human resources policy, processes, practices and key related initiatives. Stepping into this role in 2005, Mindell has brought to Toshiba 25 years of human resource, organization development and change management experience. Mindell served as vice president, human resources for Philips Medical Systems; senior vice president, human resources and chief information officer for Invensys; and senior vice president, human resources for ENTEX/Siemens Business Systems. Mindell has published management, human resources, psychology and communications articles in professional journals. He holds a doctorate from Kent State University, a master’s degree from Central Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University, all in the fields of organization behavior and organization communications.

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Ted Nemetz, Vice President, Technology Services Business Unit

Having joined Toshiba in 2005, Ted Nemetz leads Toshiba’s extensive service organization, including field operations, service marketing, logistics, technical support and the business unit’s financial operations. Prior to joining Toshiba, Nemetz held general management responsibilities at Universal Medical Systems in Ohio. He also served as vice president of global customer service and support operations for Philips Medical Systems, where he was responsible for a $1.6 billion business and more than 3,800 employees. Prior to Philips, Nemetz served as vice president and general manager of global service at Picker/Marconi Medical Systems.

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John Patterson, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

As vice president and chief financial officer, John Patterson is responsible for all accounting, tax and finance functions, including forecasting, budgeting and mid-term business planning. He also oversees Toshiba America Medical Credit operations. Patterson joined Toshiba in 1991 and has held the position of controller since 1999. His previous roles include assistant controller, manager of finance and manager of inventory accounting.

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Nader Rad, Vice President and General Counsel

As vice president and general counsel, Nader Rad is responsible for the company’s legal and regulatory affairs, as well as the company’s interaction with the Food and Drug Administration and the medical industry’s primary trade associations. He joined Toshiba in 1990 as associate general counsel and since then has served as deputy general counsel and general counsel before assuming his latest role. Rad has extensive experience in the legal field, with a background in negotiating and drafting contracts and providing counsel on employment, antitrust and other regulation issues, as well as litigation management and legal training. Rad started his career working at publicly traded companies and law firms before joining Toshiba.

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