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August 05, 2015 1:09 AM ET

Healthcare Equipment and Supplies

Company Overview of Nihon Kohden America, Inc.

Company Overview

Nihon Kohden America, Inc. develops, manufactures, and distributes medical electronic equipment for patient monitoring, sleep assessment, neurology, and cardiology. It offers patient monitors, electroencephalographs, evoked potential and electromyograph systems, electrocardiographs, defibrillators, and hematology analyzers. The company also provides urology, respiratory care, anesthesiology, emergency care, sports medicine, and rehabilitation. It sells its products through distributors internationally. Nihon Kohden America, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is based in Foothill Ranch, California. The company has subsidiaries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Nihon Kohden America, Inc. opera...

90 Icon Street

Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

United States

Founded in 1979





Key Executives for Nihon Kohden America, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of Nihon Kohden Corp and Chief Executive Officer of Nihon Kohden Corp
President of Nihon Kohden Corp and Chief Operating Officer of Nihon Kohden Corp
Senior Vice President of Regulatory & Quality Affairs
Director of Human Resources
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Nihon Kohden America, Inc. Key Developments

Nihon Kohden America Announces Executive Changes

Nihon Kohden has appointed Dr. Wilson P. Constantine the new chief executive officer of Nihon Kohden America. Constantine joined the company’s U.S. operations as chief operating officer in September 2014. He succeeds Fumio Izumida. As part of the restructuring, several additions and structural shifts have been made across the organization, including: Michael R. Stone has been named the new senior vice president of sales. Stone was previously vice president of sales at Henry Schein Inc. Kathy Hart has been appointed the new vice president of marketing. Veffa Devers has been selected to be the new vice president of clinical excellence programs. Betzy Estrada has been appointed director of human resources. Estrada previously held senior human resources positions at Claremont University Consortium and Covidien/ev3 and worked in human resources management at Johnson & Johnson and Beckman Coulter Inc. Constantine has more than two decades of experience in medicine and the medical device industry, having served in executive leadership roles at companies including Stryker Orthopaedics, Misonix and Henry Schein Inc.

Nihon Kohden America Wins $27.58 Million Federal Contract

Nihon Kohden America was awarded a $27,579,330 federal contract modification by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, for patient monitoring systems, subsystems, accessories, consumables, spare and repair parts and training for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies.

Nihon Kohden America Announces Executive Appointments

Nihon Kohden America announced the appointment of two new executive staff positions. The company has named Dr. Wilson Constantine as COO and appointed Mike Dashefsky global strategic marketing executive. These new positions were created due to the company's rapid expansion and growth, and will aid in the development of strategic initiatives that further the company's commitment to helping hospitals meet their clinical and financial challenges -- while providing better patient outcomes. As COO, Dr. Constantine will manage all corporate operations for Nihon Kohden America, including strategic management initiatives, planning, sales and marketing strategy and overseeing operational efficiencies. Dr. Constantine has over two decades of experience in the fields of medicine and medical devices, having most recently served as president and CEO for Monarch Medical Technologies. In his new role, Dashefsky, who first joined the company in 2001, will focus on developing branding, marketing and sales strategies for Nihon Kohden America's patient monitoring business -- both in the United States and internationally. In his previous position with Nihon Kohden America, Dashefsky helped to establish the company's reputation for providing exceptional service, clinical support and product quality.

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