contract_sign - usedFUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., Bothell, Wash., has announced changes in its executive leadership, effective July 1. The company named Masayuki Higuchi as president and CEO, succeeding Naohiro Fujitani in this position. Fujitani will now serve as chairman, and he and Higuchi have also been appointed to the FUJIFILM SonoSite 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,” Fujitani said.  “His broad experience and proven success record will be a tremendous asset to Fujifilm.”

Most recently, 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, where he was responsible for strategic planning, subsidiary management, and mergers and acquisitions. He has held various positions within FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, including chief financial officer.

“It is an honor to lead FUJIFILM SonoSite at this time of tremendous opportunity,” said Higuchi. “I am committed to expanding Fujifilm’s position as a world leader in point-of-care ultrasound and to drive solutions that will meet the needs of our customers.”

Higuchi will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the management of the company globally, including sales, service, marketing and operations.

With 40 years of experience at Fujifilm, Fujitani has spearheaded many business initiatives for the company in diverse functional areas, such as sales, marketing, new product planning, and new business development.

For more information, visit FUJIFILM Sonosite.

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