Leadership Team

Led by a strong, experienced leadership team dedicated to developing and delivering leading-edge technologies for the global surgical marketplace, NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, USA. The company has a strong global presence in over 38 countries with sales, distribution and repair facilities in Europe and Asia.

The leadership team is comprised of industry veterans from the video signal processing technology, electronic displays, and medical devices with an average of more than fifteen years of experience.

 
NDSsi Leadership Team

Matthijs Glastra
Group President, GSI Group

William J. Carrano
President & General Manager

Steven J. Olechny
Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

Kees Poot
Vice President and General Manager Europe,
Middle East and Africa

Alex Qu
Area Manager, Asia-Pacific


 

NDSsi Leadership Team

  • Matthijs Glastra
    Group President, GSI Group

Mr. Glastra joined the company in 2012 after a highly successful 18-year career with Phillips, where he ran LED, Display and video processing semiconductors businesses. He most recently served as CEO of Philips Entertainment Lighting. He also served as Director of Corporate Strategy in the Philips corporate headquarters. He started his career in product marketing Computed Tomography within Philips Healthcare, where worked on image guided neuro-surgery. Mr. Glastra holds a Master of Science Degree in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology, as well as an Advanced Engineering Degree in Applied Physics and Electronics from ESPCI in Paris, France, and an MBA from INSEAD.

  • William J. Carrano
    President & General Manager

Mr. Bill Carrano was appointed President & General Manager at NDS Surgical Imaging in November 2013. He has over thirty years of leadership experience in the diagnostic medical imaging industry, including engineering, new product development, business strategy, marketing and sales management. Prior to joining NDSsi, Mr. Carrano served as GM of the General Imaging Ultrasound business for GE Healthcare, responsible for the P&L of the USA radiology ultrasound segment. Previously, he held the position of Vice President of Strategic Business Management for GE Ultrasound. He has also served as Vice President of Siemens Medical Ultrasound, leading the USA marketing and sales organizations, distribution channels and national accounts. Mr. Carrano has also held key leadership roles at Acuson Corporation and Toshiba America Medical Systems. He holds a BSEE and MSEE from the University of New Haven.

  • Steven J. Olechny
    Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Steven Olechny joined NDS Surgical Imaging in 2010 with responsibility for all aspects of the Company’s legal requirements, including corporate governance, FDA compliance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, trademarks, patents and litigation. Mr. Olechny is also responsible for overseeing the Human Resources functions. With over twenty years of experience, Mr. Olechny most recently served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Barriersafe Solutions International, Inc. Prior to that, he served as Deputy General Counsel at The Timberland Company, and Assistant General Counsel at United Technologies Corporation. He began his career in private practice at a major U.S. law firm. Mr. Olechny holds a BA in Economics from Vassar College, and J.D. from Cornell Law School.

  • Kees Poot
    Vice President and General Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa

Mr. Kees Poot joined NDS Surgical Imaging in 1997 and helped grow the Company with successful opening and running of the Company’s European office in The Netherlands that same year. Prior to starting up NDSsi’s European operations, Mr. Poot held various International management positions with Westinghouse Building Management Systems as Division Manager and at Honeywell Europe. Mr. Poot studied Electronics at the Royal Dutch Navy and Business Management at the London Business School.

  • Alex Qu
    Area Manager, Asia-Pacific

Mr. Alex Qu joined NDS Surgical Imaging in 2008 to run the Company’s Asia-Pacific operations. He has over fifteen years of imaging technology expertise in the APAC region. Prior to NDSsi, Mr. Qu was Area Sales Manager at Planar Inc., Shanghai, where he was in charge of marketing and sales for the Dome product line. Before this, he held Asia-based management positions as China Sales Manager at Whitney International, and Regional Sales Manager at Kodak (China) Ltd. Mr. Qu holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Hefei University of Technology.