People: STAAR Surgical Co (STAA.W)
6 Dec 2013
Mr. Hideo Watanabe serves as President, STAAR Japan of STAAR Surgical Company since April 2011. He has 20 years of experience within the medical devices sector with experience in managing multi-cultural business organizations. Fluent in both English and Japanese, Mr. Watanabe has broad experience working with both international and domestic companies. From January 2011 to April, 2011 Mr. Watanabe served as a sales consultant to KAVO Dental Systems, Japan. From 2007 to 2009 Mr. Watanabe held the position of President and Managing Director for Elekta K.K. in Tokyo. Prior to this he held management positions in a number of companies in Japan including in 2007 Mr. Watanabe served as General Manager, Sales for the Japanese affiliate of Volcano, Inc., AZE Limited and Philips Medical Systems. He also spent 16 year with the GE Group holding positions of increasing responsibility within Sales and Marketing. His last position with GE was as Deputy General Manager for GE Marquette Medical Systems Japan. Mr. Watanabe obtained his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and Fluid Dynamics from Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan.
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