Toshiba Executive Team

Executive Team

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.

Karen La Point

Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and Business Operations Officer

Karen La Point is responsible for sales and business operations and driving Toshiba America Medical System’s sales revenue. As senior vice president, chief sales and business operations officer, La Point oversees sales strategies, processes and management, as well as national quotes, national bids and contract administration; 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 rejoined 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 America Medical Systems. Prior to joining Toshiba America Medical Systems in 2002, La Point acted as vice president, North American Sales at Philips, and prior to that she held sales positions at GE.

Lawrence Dentice

Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Relations Officer

As senior vice president and chief customer relations officer, Lawrence Dentice’s primary responsibilities focus on the development and oversight of a strategic plan to differentiate Toshiba America Medical Systems within the industry based on a superior customer experience and customer-centric sales and marketing strategies.

Dentice rejoined Toshiba in 2015 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 originally joining Toshiba America Medical Systems 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.

Satrajit Misra

Vice President, Marketing

As vice president of Marketing, Satrajit Misra is responsible for overseeing all business units, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Clinical Collaborations and Healthcare Economics at Toshiba. Prior to this position, Misra served as senior director, CT Business Unit at Toshiba, increasing sales and launching new products including the award-winning Aquilion™ ONE ViSION.

Before joining Toshiba, Misra served as senior director and head of product marketing for Nuclear Medicine at Philips Healthcare and was a medical systems director of Business Management at Siemens. He holds a bachelor of science and a bachelor of technology in applied physics from the University of Calcutta in India and attended the School of Business and Economic Studies at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Tim Peeler

Vice President, Service

As vice president of Service, Tim is responsible for field operations, service marketing, logistics, technical support and the business unit’s financial operations. Tim joins Toshiba from Toshiba Medical Research Institute where he held the role of president. Prior to that, he worked at Toshiba as senior director of IT.

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.

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.

Michael Leischer

Vice President, Integrated Delivery Network and Strategic Business Group

As vice president of Integrated Delivery Network and Strategic Business Group, Michael leads the development and implementation of sales strategies that define Toshiba’s position within this important segment of the market. He establishes long-term relationships with key customers in the form of comprehensive purchase agreements and specialized business/clinical partnerships. Michael has more than 16 years of sales experience in the healthcare industry. He joins Toshiba Medical from GE Healthcare where he most recently held the position of general manager, Pacific Northwest Region.

Reyna Fernandez

Vice President, Human Resources

As vice president of Human Resources, Reyna Fernandez is responsible for talent, recruiting, diversity, compensation, benefits, employee relations and all aspects of the human resources strategy for Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With more than 20 years of HR experience, the majority in healthcare and medical devices, Fernandez has held executive level roles with Johnson and Johnson and most recently with CIRCOR International, Inc.

Fernandez earned a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Haverford College and a Master of Arts in Social Administration from Columbia University. She is also a professional certified coach with the International Coach Federation.