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ADVAN management and founders have experienced the process, technical, financial and medical imaging challenges healthcare institutions face today. With over 15 years in the healthcare industry, they have created medical imaging solutions that make sense for every member of the healthcare team.

Kenzo Sudo 
President, CEO
Kenzo provides visionary leadership and manages all of ADVAN’s business activities, including company growth, corporate funding, and development of business and technical strategies.

In 1982, Kenzo started his business while he was in San Jose State University. As an entrepreneur and using his electronics engineering background from Japan, he decided to start marketing memory products from strategic partners, OKI (Japan) and Panasonic Semiconductors (Japan). He successfully sold products to Advanced Micro Devices (VME Dev) and Telenova, reaching 19 million dollars in sales by 1995.

Kenzo was a  consultant for major Japanese firms such as NKK Japan providing new technology information and advice for the development of future semiconductor factories.

Utilizing his years of technical experience and expertise in the semiconductor industry, he lead his company to venture into the marketing and development of TFT/LCD Flat Panel display products reaching out to the medical market.

Kenzo continues to seek and develop new technology which will enhance the TFT/LCD Flat Panel display to meet the unique requirements of the medical market.

Kimiko Sudo 
Vice President / COO
Kimiko Sudo provides critical administrative leadership to ADVAN, overseeing all phases of Operations including finance and accounting.

Kimiko Sudo has over 10 years of experience as a financial executive with American Express Japan and Pacific Data Group in San Jose. She has been with ADVAN as a consultant since 1982 and joined the team in 1997.

Hisako Shimizu
Vice President of Operations
Hisako joined Advan’s semiconductor division in 1995. Not only expanded our sourcing channels and customer base, she also developed a system and policy for the business process. After she established a successful practice for our semiconductor business, she moved on as Vice President of Operations and led supply chain activities for Advan medical displays. She greatly enhanced Advan’s procurement power by building close relationships with suppliers and customers. In addition, she oversees planning, projects, logistics, and manages a highly efficient team.

Alan Yu
Vice President of Research and Development
Alan manages and is responsible for ADVAN’s engineering, marketing and custom OEM display development efforts, which includes panel technology. He is continually on the forefront of new technology and has extended his knowledge in medical image optical requirements. He is an active member of SID and SPIE. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Cal State Hayward.

Toshi Matsui
Vice President of Quality
Toshi is responsible for maintaining and enhancing ADVAN’s core value– quality. His deep knowledge and hands on experience in quality assurance, lead ADVAN through the ISO certifying process successfully. From quality control to repair service, he drives preventative and corrective actions and safeguards ADVAN’s quality standard.

Toshi has been with ADVAN since 2001, and was named Vice President in the year of 2011.

Dan Oh
President ADVAN Korea
Dan is responsible for all of the Korea Branch’s operations and assists with Korean vendor relations. Prior to joining ADVAN, he was with Korea Computer Inc. in the Overseas Sales and Marketing department, as a Project Manager for the LCD Display in the US market as well as the Manager of Strategic Planning and Administration. He holds a BS in Industrial Design from Myoung Ji University and a MBA degree from Korea University Business School. He was also a FAA Commercial Pilot in the United States.