Topcon Announces New Executive Appointments
Rapid company growth leads to the appointment of several new US executives as well as the promotion of veteran team members
Topcon Healthcare, a leading provider of medical devices and software solutions for the global eye care community, announced today the appointment of several new members to the US executive team, as well as the promotion of key employees.
Effective October 1, 2021, Mr. Peter Larsen will become the President of Topcon Medical Systems, succeeding Mr. John Fujita, who will be returning to Japan for a new role at Topcon headquarters after leading the company to unprecedented sales growth over the past 5 ½ years. Prior to being named President of Topcon Medical Systems, Mr. Larsen served as the VP of Business Development for Topcon Healthcare. Mr. Larsen came to Topcon from Specsavers Optical Group, where he was a founding partner responsible for introducing the business into Australia and New Zealand. Throughout his career in the eye care industry, Mr. Larsen has demonstrated his strong leadership skills and commitment to improving eye health outcomes.
To assist in the transition, Topcon has appointed Mr. Al Brooks, a 20 year veteran with the company and the President of Topcon Canada, as interim Senior VP of Sales. Mr. Brooks will manage the US, Latin American and Canadian sales teams. In addition, Topcon has hired Mr. Greg Wassberg as Senior Director of National Accounts, an area of explosive sales growth for the company over the past few years. Greg comes to Topcon with a wealth of industry knowledge and a proven track record of success.
Known for its high-quality products as well as its stellar support, Topcon is also bolstering its operations division with the promotion of Mr. Ali Zendehdel to the position of VP of Operations & Global Customer Care. Mr. Zendehdel will manage all operations’ activities in the organization with a focus on efficiency and cost-effective systems for improved customer care.
“As the company continues to experience unprecedented sales growth, these executive appointments will facilitate industry relationships and put us on a trajectory for even greater growth and market share. I congratulate everyone on their appointments and look forward to much continued success in the future,” summarized Mr. Fumio Ohue, Managing Executive Officer of Topcon Corporation.