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June 17, 2010
TUSTIN, Calif., June 17, 2010 – Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. today announced that Tomo Hasegawa has been named director, Ultrasound Business Unit. As the new director, Hasegawa will be responsible for implementing tactical and strategic marketing plans to drive growth and profitability. He will also interface with Toshiba’s global business unit at Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC) in Japan to communicate the needs and requirements of the U.S. market.
“Tomo has a broad range of experience in ultrasound engineering, research and development, marketing, sales and management,” said Doug Ryan, vice president, Marketing and Strategic Development, Toshiba. “His experience working in the U.S. and Japan and his proven track record of leadership success make him a great fit for our company and the ultrasound organization.”
Hasegawa has 25 years of experience in the medical imaging industry. Most recently, he served as director of Strategic Marketing for SonoSite, Inc., where he focused on developing strategic growth initiatives.
“Toshiba’s ultrasound product line has a solid reputation in the industry and despite last year’s capital freeze at many healthcare institutions, the business grew significantly,” said Hasegawa. “Toshiba’s ultrasound business has strong positive momentum, and I am truly excited to be on board to help take the organization to the next level.”
Hasegawa has an Executive MBA with honors from the University of Washington in Seattle and a BS/MS in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., an independent group company of Toshiba Corp., is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, Cath & EP Labs, X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a worldwide leader in technology, electronic and electrical products, digital consumer products, electronic devices and components, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875 and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies with 199,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $73 billion. For more information, visit Toshiba’s website at www.medical.toshiba.com.