Toshiba Medical Systems Corp (TMSC), Japan, has named Kenichi Komatsu, PhD, as president and CEO.

Komatsu has been employed with parent company Toshiba Corp for three decades and recently served as executive VP for TMSC, where he oversaw global sales. His career focus had been R&D in medical systems.

Komatsu succeeds Masamichi Katsurada, TMSCs president and CEO since 1999, who will now guide the boards of TMSC and Toshiba Corp.

TMSC was formed in 2003, and is a worldwide provider of diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions—CT, ultrasound, x-ray and MRI systems—to clinical lab and health care IT systems.