Leadership Team

Takaaki Ueda, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Takaaki UedaOn June 28, 2018, Mr. Takaaki Ueda became Chairman and CEO of FUJIFILM SonoSite, in addition to his roles as President and CEO of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., and FUJIFILM New Development U.S.A., Inc. Since taking helm of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. in November 2016, Mr. Ueda has leveraged his expertise to enhance a number of strategic areas, all of which are vital to growing the business. These include continued technological advancements, best-in-class customer service and support, and increased synergies among all groups and business units within the company. Previously, Mr. Ueda served as General Manager of Fujifilm's global Endoscopy Systems Division, where he was noted for his success in making a number of decisive moves that furthered the division's growth and development. Under his leadership, Fujifilm's endoscopic product portfolio became one of the most extensive and competitive in the world.
 

Rich Fabian, President and Chief Operating Officer

Rich FabianRichard "Rich" Fabian joined FUJIFILM SonoSite in January, 2017, bringing more than 20 years of Healthcare leadership experience. As President and Chief Operating Officer, Rich leads all aspects of the global business. Prior to joining FUJIFILM SonoSite, Rich 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. Rich 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, Chief Financial Officer

Gerald NgAs Chief Financial Officer, Gerald "Gerry" Ng is responsible for leading FUJIFILM SonoSite’s worldwide financial planning, analysis and accounting functions, operations and service. He also plays an integral role in developing the company's financial strategy with the rest of the leadership team. Gerry 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. Gerry 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, Kai Fukuzawa assumed two roles, Vice President, Global Distributor Sales for all worldwide distributor markets and Vice President, Strategic Planning. Kai was previously FUJIFILM SonoSite's Vice President Corporate Planning and Vice President, Sales for markets including Japan, China, India and Russia. Previously, Kai 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, Kai held various positions within the Corporate Planning Division of FUJIFILM Corporation as well as FUJIFILM Holdings in Tokyo, Japan for more than 11 years.
 

Greg Nesbitt, Vice President, Global High Frequency

Greg NesbittGreg Nesbitt has extensive commercial leadership experience and a compelling record of success in the pre-clinical and clinical medical imaging spaces. Greg began his career with GE Healthcare where he spent 14 years in commercial leadership and corporate roles. He also served as Vice President for Wolters Kluwer Healthcare Analytics business providing advanced analytics and consulting to the pharma and life sciences sector. Greg has spent the last 10 years as a Vice President with Philips Healthcare successfully leading large commercial teams. He most recently led Philips overall IDN commercial strategy and Enterprise organisation.
 

Peter Gray, Vice President, Sales - North America

Peter GrayPeter Gray has 32 years of sales and leadership experience for both medical capital and disposable products. Peter joined Fujifilm SonoSite in 2008 as a Region Business Director and has held multiple roles including Zone Sales Director (East), Director of Sales (U.S.) and currently serves as Vice President, Sales for North America. Peter earned his Bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University and began his medical sales career at Sandoz Nutrition (now Nestle Health Science) then transitioned to sales roles at Steris and Philips Ultrasound.