Healthcare Industry News: ultrasound imaging
News Release - July 23, 2008
Ron Ho Named President & CEO of U-Systems, Inc.SAN JOSE, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--U-Systems, the innovative leader in dedicated breast ultrasound systems, has appointed Ron Ho as President & Chief Executive Officer.
As a recognized business leader, Ho brings in more than 20 years of executive management as well as engineering and production expertise in organizations from early phase to Fortune 500. He has proven to be an effective organizational builder with solid leadership, strategic, and analytical skills.
“Ho is an exceptional addition to U-Systems,” says Bob Wang, the founder and chairman of U-Systems. “With his expertise in leadership and development in the ultrasound industry, we know that he will help shape U-Systems as we continue our progression.” Ho succeeds Robert Thompson who served as Interim President & CEO. “I would like to thank Robert Thompson for his leadership over the last year.”
“I am delighted to join U-Systems and lead this dynamic company. I am excited about the opportunity to significantly improve the early detection of breast lesions with U-Systems' advanced and proprietary technology,” Ho said. “I am joining a very strong team of creative and seasoned professionals. In addition, I look forward to collaborating with Professor László Tabár, world-renowned breast imaging expert, who will continue to be the Chief Medical Advisor for U-Systems. This team has built a leadership position in breast ultrasound imaging systems and has incorporated proprietary hardware and software technology into its FDA-cleared and CE-Marked somo.v™ Breast Ultrasound System.”
Ho joins U-Systems from Metron Systems, Snoqualmie, WA, an advanced laser scanning company which provides highly accurate 3D measurement of complex parts for the medical and aerospace industries. He served as president and CEO and led the technology start-up company to develop and commercialize an advanced optical measurement system. Prior to joining Metron Systems, he was the Vice President of the Transducer Business Unit and Vice President of Ultrasound Engineering for Siemens Medical Solutions – Mountain View, California Ultrasound Group. Ho has several ultrasound-related patents and has earned both his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from the University of Washington.
U-Systems is the leader in dedicated breast ultrasound systems. The somo.v™, a Breast Ultrasound System, is a breast ultrasound device used as an adjunct to mammography and physical examination to better characterize breast lesions.
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