Olympus America

Meet Our Leadership Team

  • Nacho AbiaNacho Abia
  • Fabrice CancreFabrice Cancre
  • Caryn DashukewichCaryn Dashukewich
  • Joe DohertyJoe Doherty
  • Thomas GlavinThomas Glavin
  • Tetsuo KobayashiTetsuo Kobayashi
  • Kenji KowataKenji Kowata
  • Pierre LacroixPierre Lacroix
  • Donna MillerDonna Miller
  • Julien SauvagnarguesJulien Sauvagnargues
  • Todd UsenTodd Usen
  • Yasuo TakeuchiYasuo Takeuchi
  • Nacho AbiaNacho Abia
  • Tetsuo KobayashiTetsuo Kobayashi
  • Pierre LacroixPierre Lacroix
  • Shunichi SatoShunichi Sato

Nacho Abia
Nacho Abia
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Mr. Nacho Abia started his career with Olympus in 2001 as the Chief Executive Officer of the Iberia Region based in Barcelona, Spain. He later moved to Hamburg, Germany in 2007 to take on a role as the Managing Director of the Consumer Imaging Business for the Olympus Europa region.

In 2011, he moved to Center Valley, Pennsylvania to join Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA) and assumed the responsibility of President for its Consumer Imaging Business Division. In 2013, he was promoted to the role of President of OCA and in March 2015 was also appointed as its CEO; a role he continues to hold today overseeing the Company’s activities throughout North and South America. He is also a member of OCA’s Board of Directors and of the Global Executive Committee of Olympus in Tokyo.

In addition to his Olympus responsibilities, Nacho serves on the Board of Directors of AdvaMed (Advanced Medical Technology Association) and on the Board of Directors of the US-Spain Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining Olympus, Nacho held several positions in the IT and consumer electronics industries working for a variety of high-tech companies, including Sony and Techdata. He holds dual Master’s Degrees; one in Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering, and another in Business Administration.

Born in Spain, Nacho is married with two children and currently lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In his personal time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, hiking, running and cycling. He firmly believes in the motto, “Be persistent. Never give up and fight for what you believe is right.”

Yasuo Takeuchi
Chairman of the Board
Yasuo Takeuchi
Chief Financial Officer &
Head of Corporate Management Office,
Olympus Corporation

Mr. Yasuo Takeuchi began his career in 1980 at Olympus Optical Co. Ltd, now known as Olympus Corporation. Since joining the Company, he has held various roles in Corporate Planning, the Medical Business, the Life Science Business and the Corporate Executive Office, many of which included global responsibilities.

In 2009, Mr. Takeuchi was appointed the role of Executive Officer for Olympus Corporation, and later assumed various executive-level and global responsibilities including: Director of Olympus Corporation of Asia Pacific Limited; Chairman of Olympus Corporation of the Americas; Senior Executive Managing Officer of Olympus Corporation; and Director Member of the Board for Olympus Corporation. In 2013, he also assumed the position of Director of Olympus Europa Management SE.

In April 2015, he assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Management for Olympus Corporation. Additionally, he serves as the head of the Board of Directors for Olympus Corporation of the Americas.

 Mr. Takeuchi graduated from Chuo University, Faculty of Commerce in Hachioji, Japan.

Nacho Abia
Pierre Lacroix
Chief Financial Officer & Head of Corporate,
Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Mr. Pierre Lacroix began his career with Olympus in 2003, serving in the United States and abroad including Olympus’ Europa (EMEA) Headquarters in Hamburg, Germany as Finance and Operations Manager for the Imaging Division, and Olympus’ French subsidiary as Chief Financial Officer. In 2010, Pierre became the Manager of Consumer Products Operations and Business Unit Audio for all of Olympus Europe. In 2011, he relocated to the United States and accepted the position of VP of Finance & Operations for Olympus Imaging America. In 2013, Pierre became the Chief Financial Officer of Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA.)

Pierre performs his current role as the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate for OCA from its headquarters in Center Valley, PA. He is also a member of OCA’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Pierre holds dual Master’s Degrees in Telecommunications Engineering and Business Administration from HEC Paris. Prior to joining Olympus, he held positions in Corporate Banking and Consulting.

Born in Paris, France, Pierre is married with three children and currently lives in Radnor, Pennsylvania. In his free time, he enjoys participating in triathlons and sampling fine wines.

Todd Usen
Todd Usen
President, Medical Systems Group,
Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Mr. Todd Usen joined Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA) on June 1, 2015, assuming the role of President of the Medical Systems Group. He is also a member of the Executive Committee for OCA. Prior to joining OCA, Todd held the position of President at Smith and Nephew, Advanced Surgical Devices.

He has held several other vital positions for Smith and Nephew including Senior Vice President and General Manager, Joint Reconstruction; Senior Vice President, Sports Medicine; and Senior Vice President, Endoscopy.

Earlier in his career, Todd worked for Boston Scientific as Director of Endoscopy Sales, Regional Sales Manager and Global Manager of Field Development. He then served as Vice President of Sales for Boston Scientific Neurovascular.

Todd did his MBA work at Pepperdine University completing the Presidential Key Executive MBA for senior executives and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Science in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts. Todd also played Division 1 Baseball and was recognized and inducted into the “Outstanding College Students of America” and the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Kenji Kowata
Kenji Kowata
President,
Olympus Scientific Solutions of Americas

Mr. Kenji Kowata started his career with Olympus in 1983 after graduating with a B.A. in Economics from Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan. He has held several Olympus roles globally, serving in various managerial positions with Olympus Singapore Pvt. Ltd. (OSP), Olympus Thailand Corp. (OTH), Olympus Corp. of China (OCN), and Olympus Corp. of Asia & Pacific (OCAP). He currently performs his role as President of Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas (OSSA) from their headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts.

In addition to his responsibilities as President, Mr. Kowata serves, or has served, on the Board of Directors for OSSA, Olympus Scientific Solutions Technologies (OSST), and Olympus Non Destructive Testing Canada (now integrated into OSSA). He is a member of the Executive Committee for Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA).

In his free time, Mr. Kowata enjoys playing golf and cooking. He believes it’s important to always enjoy the things you do.

Julien Sauvagnargues
Julien Sauvagnargues
President, Consumer Products Group,
Olympus America Inc.

Originally from Albertville, France, Mr. Julien Sauvagnargues performs his current role as President of the Consumer Products Group (CPG) from our OAI’s headquarters in Center Valley, PA. In this role, he oversees a core business group responsible for the sales of digital cameras, lenses, audio products and binoculars. Julien is a member of the Executive Committee for Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA) and a board member of The Imaging Alliance.

Julien joined Olympus France in 2006 as a Division Manager for the Microscopy and Industrial Endoscopy Products, later becoming Division Manager of France and Belgium in 2008 for Consumer Products. In 2012, he and his family relocated to the United States after accepting the position of Vice President of Sales of North America for Olympus Imaging America Inc. (OIMA). The following year, he was promoted to Group Vice President of Sales & Marketing, and assumed his current role as President in 2016. Prior to joining Olympus, he served four years as the Sales & Marketing Director at Arjo Wiggins in France.

Julien holds a master’s degree in technology and management from CentraleSupélec, a research institution in France, and a second master’s degree in finance from Edhec Business School.

In his free time, Mr. Sauvagnargues enjoys playing tennis, listening to music and reading.

Joe Doherty
Joe Doherty
President,
Olympus Surgical Technologies America

Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, Mr. Joe Doherty performs his role as President of Olympus Surgical Technologies America (OSTA) from its headquarters in Southborough, MA. In his role as President, he oversees the development, manufacturing and repair of a breadth of devices within Olympus’ surgical products portfolio. Joe is a member of the Executive Committee for Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA), as well as the MassMEDIC Board of Directors and the WPI Foisie School of Business Dean’s Council of Strategic Advisors.

Prior to joining Olympus in 2015, Joe spent 24 years with Johnson & Johnson. In his last assignment with J&J, he was the Vice President of Integration, responsible for the largest ($20B) Johnson & Johnson acquisition in history (Synthes) and a member of the Executive Team of DePuy Synthes, a $10B Orthopedic and Neuro device company.

While at J&J, he was also the Head of R&D, and member of the worldwide management board, responsible for the global neurosurgical/neurovascular portfolio of (Class 1,2,3) products used for the treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes, hydrocephalus, pain, and spasticity.

Joe graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and served eight years of active/reserve duty in the United States Army, retiring as a Captain. He also has an MBA from Nichols College in Dudley, MA.

In his free time, Joe enjoys fitness and water sports. His favorite motto is, “Duty, Honor, Country.”

Fabrice Cancre
Fabrice Cancre
President, Scientific Solutions Group,
Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Mr. Fabrice Cancre started his career with Olympus in 2005, previously serving as R/D Tech’s President of U.S. Operations until their acquisition by Olympus that year. Prior to his current position, Fabrice served as the Chief Operations Officer of Olympus Scientific Solutions America.

A French native, Fabrice received his PhD in Physics from École Normale Supérieure, a constituent college of PSL Research University, in his hometown of Paris. He currently performs his role as President of the Scientific Solutions Group in Waltham, Massachusetts. He serves on the Executive Committee for Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA), as well as on the Board of Directors for Olympus Canada Inc. (OCI).

In his free time, Fabrice enjoys running. He abides by three mottos:

“To win without risk is to triumph without glory.”
— Corneille

“If you cannot measure it, you cannot not improve it.”
— Lord Kelvin

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
— Albert Einstein

Donna Miller
Donna Miller
Global General Counsel,
Olympus Corporation

Ms. Donna Miller joined Olympus in 2006 as the Director of Human Resources for Olympus Imaging America. She currently serves as Global General Counsel of Olympus Corporation and Acting General Counsel of Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA). Before being promoted to her current role in 2016, she served as Deputy General Counsel until 2010 when she was promoted to General Counsel of OCA. In her global role, Donna partners with Olympus executives in the United States, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, China and Asia Pacific, helping them achieve the Company's strategic goals and comply with the law and the Company's values. Donna serves as Secretary of OCA, and is a member of the Executive Committee and the Internal Investigations Committee.

Prior to joining Olympus, Donna was engaged in the private practice of law as a shareholder in the law firm of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, where she concentrated her practice in the area of employment law, regularly representing the interests of management/employers. Originally from Reading, Pennsylvania, Donna holds a B.A. in criminal justice administration from Alvernia University and a J.D. (cum laude) from The Beasley School of Law at Temple University. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Donna is based at OCA’s headquarters in Center Valley, PA, though she spends about half of her time traveling both domestically and internationally. When not traveling, she resides with her husband in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

In her free time, Donna enjoys spending time with her family. In a recent article about her current position, she was quoted saying, “Instead of trying to fit other cultures into your own home country’s frame of reference, open your mind to try to understand and appreciate the differences.”

Caryn Dashukewich
Caryn Dashukewich
Corporate Vice President,
Human Resources,
Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Ms. Caryn Dashukewich joined Olympus in 2006 as the Director of Human Resources for its Medical Systems Group and currently serves as the Corporate Vice President of Human Resources for all of its businesses within the U.S., Canada and Latin America. The HR team, under Caryn’s leadership, is responsible for organizational development, employment, training, employee relations, compensation, benefits, employee services and all other facets of managing the Company’s human assets. Caryn is a member of the Executive Committee for Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA), as well as a board member for the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Prior to joining Olympus, Caryn was the HR Director for North America at Agere Systems Inc., a spin-off of Lucent Technologies now known as Broadcom, in Allentown, Pa. During her role, she focused on compensation and leadership development for employees worldwide, and spent six months in Japan managing the business’ human resources in the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, she held positions with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and Stateside Associates in Washington, D.C., where she handled recruiting, compensation and project management.

Originally from Washington D.C., Caryn graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and from Johns Hopkins University with a master’s in applied behavioral science. She currently resides with her husband and two sons in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.

In her free time, Caryn enjoys watching her sons’ sporting events, gardening and playing the piano. Her favorite motto is: "Leaders don't create followers; they create more leaders." - Tom Peters.

Thomas Glavin
Thomas Glavin
Chief Compliance Officer,
Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mr. Thomas Glavin performs his role as Chief Compliance Officer from Olympus Corporation of the America’s (OCA) headquarters in Center Valley, PA. In his role, he ensures that all business activities abide by OCA’s policies and procedures as well as applicable laws and regulations. He is also a member of the Executive Committee for OCA.

Prior to joining Olympus in 2016, Tom spent 10 years with Shire as Vice President and Compliance Officer for the Americas. He was responsible for overseeing the development, implementation and management of the corporate compliance program in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Before Shire, Tom served in Compliance and Legal roles at Sanofi-Aventis (now Sanofi). He began his career in private law practice in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

Tom received a law degree from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University Law School in Philadelphia, PA, and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Villanova University in Villanova, PA.

In his free time, Tom enjoys reading, traveling, being outdoors and spending time with his family.

Tetsuo Kobayashi
Tetsuo Kobayashi
Corporate Executive Vice President,
Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Mr. Tetsuo Kobayashi started his career with Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. in 1983 in Tokyo, Japan. In 1990, he relocated to the United States and took a Manufacturing/R&D Division position in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ten years later, he accepted a position with Olympus Singapore Pte. Ltd.

In 2005, Mr. Kobayashi returned to Japan and became the General Manager of Planning & Support Division for Olympus Medical Systems Corporation. In 2009, he became the Division Manager of the Planning & Support Division. Two years later, he assumed the responsibility of Division Manager of the Business Structure Reformation Division for the Group Management Office. In 2012, he became the Division Manager of Group Management Division. The following year, Mr. Kobayashi assumed the role of Division Manager of Finance Division. In April of 2016, he became the Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer of Olympus Corporation. In May of 2016, he became the Corporate Executive Vice President for Olympus Corporation of the Americas. Mr. Kobayashi has been an Executive Officer since 2012, and is a member of OCA’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Prior to joining Olympus, Mr. Kobayashi graduated from Keio University in 1983 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is fluent in both Japanese and English.

In his free time, Mr. Kobayashi enjoys traveling and playing/watching ball games. His favorite motto is, “Change yourself according to the times.”

Shunichi Sato
Shunichi Sato
Executive Vice President,
Medical Systems Group
Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Mr. Shunichi Sato began his career in 1981 at Olympus Corporation in Tokyo as an endoscopy sales representative. Since joining the Company, he has held various roles in sales and marketing, and product planning in Olympus’ Medical Business.

In 1991, Mr. Sato moved to New York, NY to join Olympus in the Americas for his first global experience as a Company liaison. Later, he worked in Melbourne, Australia from 2002 – 2006 as the Managing Director of Olympus Australia. Since then, Mr. Sato has held various management positions in the Medical Business in Tokyo including President, Olympus Medical Science Sales Corporation.

In 2013, Mr. Sato moved to Center Valley, PA to join Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA) as its Executive Vice President in the Corporate Executive Office. In 2015, he assumed his current role of Executive Vice President for the Medical Business unit of OCA. He also serves as a member of the OCA Board of Directors.

Mr. Sato graduated from Chuo University, Faculty of Commerce in Hachioji, Japan.