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Aloka Ultrasound Appoints New Management in Europe


10/11/2007 9:43:40 AM

TOKYO, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ALOKA Co., Ltd., a pioneer in the development of diagnostic ultrasound systems, today announced the appointments of Masanobu Tada as President, and Carlos Faustmann as Vice President of Operations of ALOKA Holding Europe AG, the company's wholly-owned European headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, with immediate effect.

Mr. Tada was responsible for the Global Marketing of the company as general manager since 2002. After having successfully contributed to the company's growth in the international ultrasound business, he was transferred to ALOKA Holding Europe this August.

Mr. Faustmann joined ALOKA Holding Europe this April, and brings many years of experience in the ultrasound business, having held several senior management positions at Acuson European headquarters and Siemens Ultrasound Division.

"With the aim of strengthening our business operations in Europe, the most important strategic sales area for ALOKA, Mr. Tada and Mr. Faustmann were appointed to the management and the board of directors of ALOKA Holding Europe. I am confident that the new management in our European headquarters will contribute to achieve our consolidated mid-term business growth," said Mr. Yoichi Eihara, Executive Managing Director of the company and Chairman of the board of directors of ALOKA Holding Europe AG.

Corporate Profile

ALOKA Co., Ltd. is a pioneer in the development of diagnostic ultrasound systems. Our diagnostic ultrasound systems are used worldwide. We commercialized electronic linear sector, electric convex sector scanner and Color Doppler systems that display blood flow images, which are indispensable for today's ultrasound examinations, first in the world. The cumulative production of ALOKA's diagnostic ultrasound systems has exceeded 200,000 units as of December, 2006, a world first as a single ultrasound brand. ALOKA's corporate philosophy is encapsulated in the words, "The preciousness of life" and "Save as many lives as possible." Under this philosophy, ALOKA's creativity and technological innovation will continually evolve to serve both patients and health-care professionals. ALOKA is committed to the creation of a society based on a friendly relationship between medicine and people.

kiyo1406@am.aloka.co.jpwww.aloka.com

CONTACT: Yukitoshi Kiyomura, Int'l Marketing and Sales Department, ALOKA
Co., Ltd., +81-422-45-6082, Fax: +81-422-45-7751, kiyo1406@am.aloka.co.jp

Web site: http://www.aloka.com/


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