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Executive Team

Shuzo Yamamoto, President and CEO

As president and CEO of Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. (TAMS), Yamamoto 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.

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

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

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

Before joining TAMS in 2014, Fujimoto spent four years working in the Strategic Business Planning department of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC) in Japan, handling 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 TMSC, 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 with a Bachelor of Law in 1993.

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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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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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