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Executive Team

Donald Fowler, President and Chief Executive Officer

As president and CEO of Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., Don Fowler is responsible for the overall leadership of the company and executes strategies that support Toshiba’s mission to deliver integrated diagnostic solutions through long-term customer partnerships to improve the lives of all people. Fowler joined Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. in 2011 as general manager and senior vice president driving the growth of Toshiba’s multi-modality business in the United States. Before joining Toshiba, Fowler held the position of vice president, MR Business Unit, at Siemens Medical Solutions, USA (Healthcare Sector). He had profit and loss responsibility for a large matrix organization and oversaw sales and marketing, while also setting the business direction for sales, service, marketing and research. Fowler also has significant international experience having spent three years abroad with global responsibility for sales and marketing and has experience in business development, global marketing and sales, and has worked in both the CT and ultrasound modalities.

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Shuzo Yamamoto, Senior Vice President and Special Assistant to the President

As senior vice president and special assistant to the president of Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., (TAMS) Shuzo Yamamoto is responsible for supporting TAMS’ president in strategic planning to grow Toshiba market share profitably and for meeting business goals, marketing products and services that meet U.S. market needs and promoting clinical collaborations with leading U.S. medical facilities for enhancing customer-focused clinical partnerships.

Before joining TAMS in 2012, Yamamoto held various positions in Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation’s (TMSC) X-ray Vascular Business Unit since 1987, beginning in R&D and subsequently in Six Sigma business management, strategic planning and marketing, up to his most recent assignment as general manager responsible for Toshiba’s global X-ray imaging business. Since his employment with the Business Unit, TMSC has seen a significant increase in sales of the Infinix-i vascular x-ray system worldwide.

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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Fredric J. Friedberg, Chairman of the Board, TAMS; President, Toshiba Medical Research Institute and Toshiba Medical Visualization

As chairman of the board for TAMS, Friedberg is responsible for driving the long-term vision of the company. Prior to this role with TAMS, 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. In 2006, Friedberg was named president of Toshiba Medical Research Institute and Toshiba America MRI, Inc., and in 2009, he was concurrently named president of Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe LTD (TMVS). Friedberg has worked in the legal profession for more than 40 years and in the medical diagnostic imaging industry for nearly as long. He obtained his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law, and his A.B. from Rutgers, The State University.

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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. His previous roles include controller, assistant controller, manager of Finance and manager of Inventory Accounting.

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Calum G. Cunningham, Vice President, Business Operations

Calum G. Cunningham is responsible for business operations and driving TAMS’ sales revenue. As vice president, Business Operations, Cunningham 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. 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. His prior positions include General Manager of Barco Medical Advanced Visualization business, Managing Director of Earthport PLC, a global banking and information services company and Chief Operating Officer of DigitalBrain PLC, Europe's first provider of cloud based information and communications technology solutions for education. Cunningham also spent 10 years with Intel Corporation during which time he held a number of senior engineering and operations management roles before becoming founder and General Manager of Intel's global Performance Learning Solutions business. Cunningham has served as an advisor to government in the UK, Ireland and South Africa on use of information and communication technologies for medicine and education. He studied electronics engineering at Stow and earned a Masters Degree in business administration with OUBS in England.

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Scott Goodwin, Vice President, Sales

Scott Goodwin, vice president, Sales, joined Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. in July 2011. In this role, Goodwin is responsible for overseeing full-line and Ultrasound sales field operations, sales and customer training and applications. Prior to joining Toshiba, Goodwin spent two years at Phillips Healthcare as general manager, Nuclear Medicine Business. Before that, he worked for Siemens Medical Solutions as general manager, Western Zone Sales. During his nearly 20 years at Siemens he also held the positions of vice president, CT Business Management; national sales director, PET/CT systems; as well as several other sales positions. Prior to working at Siemens, Goodwin also managed several clinical departments including radiology, CT and MR.

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Nancy Gillen, Vice President, Marketing

As vice president of Marketing, Nancy Gillen is responsible for managing all marketing activities including, business units, corporate communications and research to further deliver on Toshiba’s commitment to customer satisfaction. Under her leadership, the marketing team is focused on delivering information and services that will help Toshiba’s customers improve care and communication to patients. Prior to joining Toshiba, Gillen held various sales, marketing and business management roles, including vice president of Cross Functional Marketing with Philips Healthcare. For more than 20 years, Gillen worked at Siemens Healthcare, holding many senior management positions including vice president, MR Business Unit; Zone General Manager for Northeast, where she was responsible for IT and modality sales; and vice president of Siemens One for the healthcare sector. She was responsible for the creation and success of strategic sales programs that led to significant market share growth for the company.

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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

Joining 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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Nader Rad, Vice President and General Counsel

As vice president and general counsel, Rad has responsibility 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 his latest role. Rad has extensive experience in the legal field, with 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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