President and CEO
As president and CEO of Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc., Yuji Hamada is responsible for the leadership of the company and executing strategies that support the company’s mission to deliver innovative imaging solutions and services through long-term customer partnerships to improve the lives of all people.
Mr. Hamada has long balanced a career in engineering and marketing, joining Toshiba Corporation in 1994 and holding a number of senior roles in both the development and engineering of CT systems, as well as international sales and marketing positions in Japan and the United States. Mr. Hamada most recently served as deputy general manager at Canon Medical Systems Corporation responsible for management of the global CT business.
Mr. Hamada has an MS degree in nuclear engineering from Osaka University.
Karen La Point
Chief Sales and Channel Officer and member of the CMSU Board of Directors
As a member of the CMSU Board of Directors, Karen La Point plays a critical management role in the company. In her role as chief sales and channel officer, La Point is responsible for all sales functions and driving Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.’s equipment sales growth. La Point oversees sales strategies, processes and management, as well as national bids and contract administration; pricing and sales support analysis; and clinical applications, customer and sales training. Before rejoining Canon Medical Systems USA Inc., she held the position of vice president of sales, as well as other leadership positions at Siemens Healthcare. Prior to that La Point was the vice president of Operations at Toshiba America Medical Systems, vice president, North American Sales at Philips and held a variety of sales positions at GE.
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 Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. within the industry based on a superior customer experience and customer-centric sales and marketing strategies.
Dentice rejoined Toshiba America Medical Systems (now Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.) 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.
Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer
As senior vice president, CFO and treasurer, John Patterson is responsible for all accounting, tax, budget, credit, treasury and IT functions at Canon Medical Systems USA, including forecasting, budgeting and mid-term business planning. He also oversees Canon Medical Finance USA’s operations. Patterson joined Toshiba Medical (now Canon Medical Systems) 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.
Vice President, Integrated Delivery Network and Strategic Business Group
As vice president of Integrated Delivery Network and Strategic Business Group, Michael Leischer leads the development and implementation of sales strategies that define Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.’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. Leischer has more than 16 years of sales experience in the healthcare industry. He joined Toshiba America Medical Systems (now Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.) from GE Healthcare where he most recently held the position of general manager, Pacific Northwest Region.
Vice President, Marketing
As vice president of Marketing, Satrajit Misra is responsible for overseeing all business units, Corporate and Strategic Communications and Clinical Collaborations at Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. Prior to this position, Misra served as senior director, CT Business Unit at Toshiba America Medical Systems (now Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.), increasing sales and launching new products including the award-winning Aquilion™ ONE ViSION.
Before joining Toshiba America Medical Systems, 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.
Vice President, Service Field and Sales
Dominic Smith leads the Service Field and Sales Department and as such is charged with maintaining the company’s high standard of customer satisfaction and loyalty and developing the company’s mid-term and long-term installed base marketing content and service offerings. Formerly senior director CT, PET/CT and MR Business Units for Canon Medical, Smith has senior leadership experience holding positions of vice president and general manager at Philips and global marketing responsibility at GE with a successful track record in profit and loss responsibility, business unit leadership and business growth.
Vice President, Service Operations
As vice president of Service Operations, Peeler is responsible for headquarters operations; National Technical Support, training, service parts and refurbishment business. Peeler joined Toshiba America Medical Systems (now Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.) as vice president, Service, from Toshiba Medical Research Institute where he held the role of president. Prior to that, he worked at Toshiba America Medical Systems as senior director, IT.
Vice President, Business Operations
Yasuhiro Iwakoshi joined Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc., this year as vice president, Business Operations. He joins the company from Canon Medical Systems Corporation in Japan, where he most recently ran the Healthcare IT Division. Offering an extensive leadership background which includes strong international and modality experience with several years in Singapore as well as in China, Iwakoshi manages Business Operations, such as business logistics and process.
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. Additionally, Rad oversees Canon Medical USA’s human resources department. 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.