Leadership Team

Teiichi Goto, Chairman

Teiichi GotoOn February 1, 2016, Mr. Teiichi Goto, was inducted as the Chairman of Fujifilm SonoSite, Inc. along with continuing his role as Director of the Board. Mr. Goto is also a Corporate Vice President of FUJIFILM Corporation as well as the General Manager of its Medical Systems Business since 2013. Mr. Goto joined Fujifilm in 1983 and started his international business at Vietnam in 1995. Since then, he has held several international business positions such as Regional Marketing Manager in FUJIFILM Regional Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd., Managing Director of Fuji Medical Equipment (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., and Deputy Managing Director of FUJIFILM (CHINA) Investment Co., Ltd. On November 1, 2016, Mr. Goto was appointed to the FUJIFILM Corporate Board of Directors. 

Naohiro Fujitani, Vice Chairman

Naohiro Fujitani, ChairmanMr. Naohiro Fujitani has been a key member of the FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. Board of Directors since 2013 and on February 1, 2016 he was named Vice Chairman. Mr. Fujitani was President and CEO of FUJIFILM SonoSite from April 2014 until June 2015 and he previously was President and CEO of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A. With nearly 35 years experience at Fujifilm, he is a knowledgeable and experienced leader who has spearheaded many business initiatives with the company.

Masayuki Higuchi, President and CEO

Masayuki HiguchiOn July 8, 2015, Mr. Masayuki Higuchi became President and CEO of FUJIFILM SonoSite. 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, Mr. Higuchi was CFO at FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation.  

Rich Fabian, Chief Operating Officer

Rich FabianMr. Rich Fabian joined FUJIFILM SonoSite in January, 2017, bringing more than 20 years of Healthcare leadership experience. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Fabian provides leadership and strategic direction to the sales, service, distribution, supply chain, and manufacturing teams. Prior to joining SonoSite, Mr. Fabian served with Philips Healthcare for 15 years where he held various executive leadership roles, including Vice President of Sales and Marketing for North America, Vice President and General Manager of a Global Business Unit, and Vice President of Marketing for Imaging Systems. He built high performing teams that consistently delivered strong business results. He earned his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Diku Mandavia, MD, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Diku Mandavia Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, joined SonoSite as a medical advisor in 2007 and currently serves as Chief Medical Officer for both FUJIFILM SonoSite and FUJIFILM Medical USA. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California and was an Attending Staff Physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles from 1998-2010. Dr. Mandavia is a founding member and past-chair of the ACEP Ultrasound Section and co-author of the ACEP Ultrasound Guidelines. He has taught thousands of physicians worldwide, lectured at over 200 medical conferences and has been awarded ACEP’s Outstanding Speaker of the Year. Dr. Mandavia has also contributed to over 90 publications and is co-director of the national Resuscitation Conference. He received his medical degree from Memorial University in Canada, completed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Centre and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Programme.

Gerald Ng, Vice President, Finance

Gerald NgAs VP of Finance, Mr. Ng is responsible for leading FUJIFILM SonoSite’s worldwide financial planning, analysis and accounting functions. He also plays an integral role in developing the company's financial strategy with the rest of the leadership team.
Mr. Ng most recently served as CFO for Fluke Networks and has extensive medical device industry experience as CFO for Medtronic Physio-Control and VP of Finance for Spiration. Mr. Ng began his professional career at KPMG Peat Marwick and holds a BA from the University of Washington and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business.

Kai Fukuzawa, Vice President, Global Distributor Sales and Strategic Planning

Kai FukuzawaOn November 16, 2016, Mr. Kai Fukuzawa assumed two roles, Vice President, Global Distributor Sales for all worldwide distributor markets and Vice President, Strategic Planning. Mr. Fukuzawa was previously FUJIFILM SonoSite's Vice President Corporate Planning and Vice President, Sales for markets including Japan, China, India and Russia. Previously, Mr. Fukuzawa was General Manager of Medical Systems & Ultrasound Business in FUJIFILM China. He successfully established and then expanded the point-of-care business in the China market. Before that, he held various positions within the Corporate Planning Division of FUJIFILM Corporation as well as FUJIFILM Holdings in Tokyo, Japan for more than 11 years.

Brian Leck, Vice President, Global Direct Sales

Brian LeckMr. Leck joined SonoSite in November 2008 as Regional Business Director for the South Central Region. He transitioned into a new position as Vice President of U.S. Sales in April 2011. Prior to joining SonoSite, he served as a regional manager for GE Healthcare, promoting its Lunar bone density line. He also worked within several other divisions of GE Healthcare. Mr. Leck began his medical sales career in 1983 for Ohio Medical Products as a sales representative. He held positions of increasing responsibility, including sales representative, product specialist, strategic account manager, regional sales manager, and director of sales as the company evolved and grew as both Ohmeda and Datex-Ohmeda before it was acquired by GE Healthcare. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington.

Renaud Maloberti, Vice President and General Manager Global High Frequency Business

Renaud MalobertiMr. Renaud Maloberti joined FujiFilm Sonosite in April 2012 as the Vice President and General Manager for VisualSonics. In September 2013 he added to his responsibilities and took charge of the FujiFilm Sonosite Europe, Russia and Africa business. Since April 2015, Mr. Maloberti is leading the development and growth of the Ultra High Frequency Business globally. Prior to joining FujiFilm Sonosite, Mr. Maloberti was President of BK Medical Systems in the Americas where he oversaw a business transformation that led to doubling the company revenues in a few years. He started his career at GE Healthcare where he held positions of increasing responsibilities in sales, marketing, product and general management in a 10 year span. Mr. Maloberti holds a bachelor degree in finance from ESLSCA in Paris, France and a MBA from Babson College in Wellesley Massachusetts.