FujiFilm Sonosite Inc, a provider of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) solutions, announces that Richard Kelly has joined the company as vice president of R&D. In his new role, Kelly will drive product vision and innovation for FujiFilm Sonosite, Inc. in the areas of POCUS and ultra-high frequency ultrasound, conceptualizing early-stage technology, developing product roadmaps, and leading scientific and engineering advances to identifying profitable product innovations.

“R&D is a critical part of our business and is imperative to the advancement of global health initiatives and outcomes,” says Richard Fabian, president and CEO of FujiFilm Sonosite, Inc. “We are thrilled that Richard is bringing his strong product design and global leadership experience to FujiFilm Sonosite, Inc., where we never stop pushing the boundaries of technology innovation to advance the future of patient care.”

Kelly brings to FufjiFilm Sonosite, Inc. a wealth of global R&D experience spanning the medtech and automotive industries. In his most recent role as senior director of R&D and site lead for sleep and respiratory Care at Philips in Carlsbad, Calif., Kelly led a multi-site team with responsibility for advanced development, new product development, sustaining and field investigation activities throughout the entire product lifecycle across ventilation, capnography, and patient interfaces.

Prior to Philips, Kelly served as director of research and development, respiratory and monitoring solutions at Medtronic, also in Carlsbad. A native of Ireland, he has led and worked with teams in that country, Germany, England, Japan and the U.S.  

“FujiFilm Sonosite is known for their thoughtful, intentional, and collaborative approach to product design and innovation, and I couldn’t be more honored to join this talented team in bringing industry leading POCUS solutions that empower clinicians with answers for any patient, anywhere, anytime,” said Kelly.