Otawara Tochigi Japan, June 9, 2010 – Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC), a member of the Toshiba group of companies, announced today at the company’s annual shareholder meeting that Satoshi Tsunakawa will be appointed president and CEO of the company. Tsunakawa, most recently senior vice president, TMSC, succeeds Kenichi Komatsu, Ph.D., who will become an adviser to the Board of TMSC and an adviser to Toshiba Corporation.
“Toshiba has built a reputation as a leader in customer satisfaction. We will continue to focus on being true partners with our customers worldwide by supporting and working with them as they strive to meet the challenges provided by today’s quickly changing health care environment,” said Tsunakawa.
Tsunakawa, who joined Toshiba Corporation in 1979, has extensive experience in global sales, business planning and strategic planning. He has held positions at Toshiba’s medical subsidiaries in Europe and the U.S. and in fact was president of Toshiba America Medical Systems from 2004-2008. For the last year, Tsunakawa has led the global sales, strategic planning and corporate communications functions.
About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation was established in October 2003, when the medical systems operations of Toshiba Corporation became an independent group company specializing in medical diagnostic imaging systems. The company is a leading worldwide provider of diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, MRI systems as well as information systems for medical institutions.
A brief biography of Mr.Tsunakawa, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Career in Brief
September 1955 Born in Tokyo, Japan
March 1979 Graduated from College of Art and Sciences, Tokyo University with a degree in international relations
April 1979 Joined Toshiba Corporation, Supply Chain Management Department, Nasu Operations
April 1999 General Manager, International Sales Department, Medical Systems Company
April 2000 General Manager, Global Business Operations Department, Medical Systems Company
April 2001 General Manager, Strategic Business Planning Department, Medical Systems Company
April 2004 President, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
June 2008 Vice President, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
June 2009 Senior Vice President, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
June 2010 President & Chief Executive Officer, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Source: Unedited Toshiba Press Release