Masayuki Higuchi named President & CEO and Naohiro Fujitani named Chairman
BOTHELL, WA., July 8, 2015 – FUJIFILM Sonosite Inc. , specialists in designing cutting-edge ultrasound tools and world-leading education for access to point-of-care visualization, today announced changes in its executive leadership, effective July 1, 2015: Naohiro Fujitani was named Chairman; and Masayuki Higuchi was named President and CEO, succeeding Mr. Fujitani in this position. Both Mr. Fujitani and Mr. Higuchi have also been appointed to the FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc. Board of Directors.
"Mr. Higuchi brings with him many years of leadership experience, with career highlights including his service as chief financial officer for both FUJIFILM Sonosite and FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation. His broad experience and proven success record will be a tremendous asset to Fujifilm," said Naohiro Fujitani, Chairman of FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc.
Most recently, Mr. Higuchi was Chief Financial Officer at FUJIFILM Sonosite. Prior to his position at FUJIFILM Sonosite, he was General Manager of Corporate Planning for FUJIFILM Corporation in Tokyo, Japan where he was responsible for strategic planning, subsidiary management and mergers and acquisitions. Before that, he held various positions within FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, including Chief Financial Officer.