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JEOL USA Management Team

Executive Management Team and Board of Directors

 

Yasuho Toyoda

Katsumoto Yaguchi
Managing Director, Member of the Board of Directors

As Managing Director, Katsumoto Yaguchi oversees North and South American operations and acts as liaison between JEOL Ltd. and JEOL USA, Inc. He manages strategic human resource allocations of Japanese company transferees and takes initiatives in financial and other business decisions. He has held several key positions in business planning and finance since joining JEOL Ltd. in 1982, upon graduation from Aoyama Gakuin University with a bachelor’s degree in management engineering. Before relocating to the U.S. he managed the Finance & Information Technology Division at JEOL Ltd.


Peter Genovese

Peter Genovese
President, Member of the Board of Directors

Named President of JEOL USA in 2009, Mr. Genovese has held key positions in the JEOL sales organization for 25 years. He most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of the Sales and Marketing Division for electron optics and analytical instrumentation. His responsibilities at JEOL have previously included management of the New England regional sales for electron optics, and Assistant Sales Manager of JEOL USA's regional sales offices. Mr. Genovese received a B.S. in Economics from Boston College and an Executive M.B.A. from Suffolk University, and is a member of several microscopy societies throughout the U.S.


Robert Pohorenec

Robert Pohorenec
Vice President and General Manager, Sales and Service, Member of the Board of Directors

Promoted in 2006 to the Board of Directors, Mr. Pohorenec is General Manager of Operations at JEOL USA. He oversees management of JEOL USA inventory, procurement, logistics, accounting, information technology and related operational functions as well as two engineering groups. He has held several positions at JEOL since joining the company in 1984 as a service engineer in the Dallas, Texas office. Throughout the 1990s and until recently, he held management positions in JEOL's U.S. Products manufacturing division. He is a graduate of Northeastern University with a B.S. in Operations Technology, and received Electronic Engineering technical training at DeVry Institute.


Shintaro Yazuka

Shintaro Yazuka
Vice President, JEOL USA Service, Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Shintaro Yazuka oversees JEOL USA service operations throughout North, Central and South America. The service organization consists of more than 150 personnel at twelve strategically-located service offices within the United States as well as at subsidiary companies in Canada, Mexico and Brazil. This team provides technical support, maintenance, and repair to JEOL's large installed base of TEM, SEM, EPMA, Mass Spectrometry, NMR, ESR, and E-beam products.

Mr. Yazuka began his career at JEOL, Ltd. in Japan in 1983, working in the production of Transmission Electron Microscopes. Relocating to JEOL (U.K.) Ltd. a few years later, he provided engineering and service support to 25 companies and universities in the UK. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Yazuka was part of the JEOL USA service team utilizing his capacity and experience as a seasoned engineer to train local JEOL engineers and to provide technical support to customers in the United States and Latin America. He was promoted to Service Support Group Manager at JEOL USA from 2001 to 2010. Upon his returned to JEOL LTD in Japan he was promoted to Assistant General Manager in Supply Chain Center Products Technology Division.

In 2014 Mr. Yazuka was appointed JEOL USA, Inc. Vice President of Service. His engineering and management skill gained over the past three decades contribute greatly to JEOL USA’s service operations and improve the quality of service provided to our customers in the Americas.


Collette Hanlon

Collette Hanlon
Director, Human Resources, Member of the Board of Directors

Collette joined JEOL USA’s management team in 2009 and skillfully navigated us through a variety of complex employee relations initiatives. Her innovative approach to Human Resources management contributed to the enhancement of our employee programs and communication channels. 

Collette’s credentials bridge over 20 years as a senior manager with responsibilities in all functional disciplines of Human Resources. Promoted to JEOL’s Board of Directors in April 2014, the addition of Collette’s expertise, insight and judgment will provide an important dimension to the Board of Directors and a new perspective to its deliberations. 

Collette holds her degree in Business Administration from Salem State University and resides on the North Shore of Massachusetts.


Dr. Thomas Isabell

Dr. Thomas Isabell
Director of Product Management, Member of the Board of Directors

Dr. Isabell heads the Transmission Electron Microscope product division of JEOL USA. Since joining JEOL in 2003 as Assistant Product Manager, Tom has worked closely with the JEOL USA TEM group, JEOL Ltd. in Japan and with JEOL customers to help keep the company at the forefront of TEM technology in materials and life sciences research. Prior to joining JEOL, Dr. Isabell held positions in business development at EmiSpec in Tempe, Arizona and applications support at Fischione Instruments in Export, Pennsylvania. Dr. Isabell received a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.


Yuichi Matsumoto

Yuichi Matsumoto
President, JEOL BRASIL Ltda.

Yuichi Matsumoto manages JEOL BRASIL Instrumentos Cientificos Ltda. in Sao Paulo, established in 2010 to provide direct support to our growing customer base. Mr. Matsumoto was named President in February 2014. He has held several key positions within JEOL since joining the company in 1985, including General Manager of American and European Sales Promotion Dept. of JEOL LTD, General Manager of JEOL B.V. (Benelux),Managing Director of JEOL U.K. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Meiji University.

Executive Team

 

Robert T. Santorelli

Robert T. Santorelli
Chairman Emeritus & Senior Advisor

Robert Santorelli, Chairman Emeritus, has held the positions of Chairman of the Board, President, CEO and COO during his 35-plus years at JEOL USA, Inc. Additionally, he has served as President of JEOL's subsidiary companies in Mexico and Canada.

Mr. Santorelli has been instrumental in guiding the company to become a stable, well-recognized organization made up of many dedicated, long-term employees located throughout the Western Hemisphere.

He began his career in the U.S. Air Force gaining technical knowledge and expertise in the area of electro optics. Bob selected a two year tour of duty in Japan and developed first hand understanding and appreciation of the Japanese people and their culture of respect and humility. He received his business education at Leslie College's Program for Business and Industry, Suffolk University, and Newbury Jr. College (Boston) and also studied at the University of Maryland Far East Asian Division (Japan).

Customers, employees and colleagues have come to know Bob's counsel, dedicated to corporate values of stability, honesty and integrity. Along with his new role as Chairman Emeritus, he will serve as the Senior Advisor to support both JEOL USA and JEOL Ltd. (Tokyo) business activities.

Directors

 

Dr. Masahiro Kawasaki

Dr. Masahiro Kawasaki
Director of TEM Applications and Business Solutions for the Americas

Dr. Kawasaki is a well-known resource at JEOL USA for TEM applications expertise and optimizing the use of the JEOL TEM. He consults with and trains customers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and throughout the world to help develop distinctive applications techniques and optimize the use of the TEM for both materials science and biology. Masa inspires cooperative problem-solving among researchers from multiple organizations and has worked closely with some of the world’s leading scientists who are pioneering new fields. He is the 2015 winner of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) Chuck Fiori Outstanding Technologist Award for Physical Sciences. As an expert in imaging and analysis, he developed the first S/TEM application for the JEOL TEM in the early 1990s. He holds two patents in TEM technology, has co-authored several technical papers on S/TEM HAADF and nano-area chemical analysis, and is active in technical development of TEM hardware. Masa is a 1985 graduate of Kyoto Institute of Technology, and was awarded a doctor of engineering degree in 1997.


Chris Rood

Chris Rood
National Sales Manager

Chris Rood joins the management team after nearly 15 very successful years as the Sales Manager of the Southwestern United States for JEOL USA. Chris has a background in electron microscopy and ran the SEM lab at Sandia National Labs before coming to work for JEOL USA as an Application Engineer. Chris has a degree in Geophysics from UC Riverside and an MBA from Santa Clara University. As the National Sales Manager, Chris will oversea sales activities for all products in North America. With his positive attitude and easy demeanor, Chris is a welcome addition to the USA management team.