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 (NDS) 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.

 
NDS Leadership Team

Karim Khadr
President & General Manager

Dave Cantin
Vice President, Global Sales

Mike Nguyen
Senior Director, Global Operations


 

Rainer Scholl
Vice President, Engineering

Darko Spoljaric
Vice President, Global Marketing & Customer Service

Alex Qu
Area Manager, Asia-Pacific


 



 
 

 

  • Karim Khadr
    President & General Manager

Mr. Karim Khadr was appointed President and General Manager at NDS Surgical Imaging in November 2014. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of NDS’s Surgical Business Unit worldwide. He has over twenty years of general management, executive marketing, business development and sales leadership experience in the medical & diagnostic industry, primarily in minimally invasive settings. Prior to joining NDS, Mr. Khadr served as Worldwide Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing at Lifescan, Inc. Before this, he held senior management positions of increasing responsibility with the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, including VP & GM, Sales & Marketing, DePuy and Director of Marketing, Global Product Development, Ethicon Endo-Surgery. Mr. Khadr has  lived and worked in global regions, including Europe, the Middle East, US and Canada. He holds a BS and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.

 

 

  • Dave Cantin
    Vice President, Global Sales

Mr. Dave Cantin joined NDS Surgical Imaging in 2015 and oversees the worldwide sales organization for all product divisions. He has over twenty years of commercial leadership experience in the medical device industry. Prior to joining NDS, Mr. Cantin held executive sales leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Edwards Lifesciences, and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, including Ethicon Endo-Surgery and Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology. He holds an MBA from Xavier University and a BS, Business Administration from Bryant University.

 

  • Mike Nguyen
    Senior Director, Global Operations

Mr. Mike Nguyen joined NDS Surgical Imaging in 2016 and oversees worldwide operations, manufacturing and supply chain management. He brings over twenty years of management experience and leadership expertise in developing best-in-class manufacturing, logistics, quality, and procurement systems on a global scale. Prior to joining NDS, Mr. Nguyen held various director-level positions at leading technology companies including Novatorque, Cypress Semiconductor, Ario Data Networks and IBM-Mylex, with global responsibilities spanning from manufacturing to supply chain and quality. Mr. Nguyen holds a BS, Business Administration from Van Khoa University.

 

  • Rainer Scholl
    Vice President, Engineering

Mr. Rainer Scholl joined NDS Surgical Imaging in 2015, with responsibility for all phases of product development, hardware and software engineering, as well as project management. He has over twenty years of engineering and management expertise, with a focus on imaging systems including MRI and Ultrasound. Prior to NDS, Mr. Scholl held senior engineering management positions of increasing responsibility at Siemens Healthcare. Working in both Germany and the USA, he has successfully managed large and globally distributed software engineering teams with a strong focus on quality and platform development. Mr. Scholl studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany.

  • Darko Spoljaric
    Vice President, Global Marketing & Customer Service

Mr. Darko Spoljaric joined NDS Surgical Imaging in 2015, overseeing all product lines worldwide including strategic marketing, product management, and business development. He brings over twenty years of leadership expertise in the areas of integrated OR systems design and medical endoscopy technologies, as well as design and development of flat screen displays and imaging systems. Prior to joining NDS, Mr. Spoljaric held Vice President positions with ConMed Integrated Systems as well as Val Med Corporation, and was Senior Marketing Manager of New Product Introductions at Philips Healthcare, Imaging Systems. An accomplished innovator and national speaker on OR integration technologies, Mr. Spoljaric holds an MBA from the University of Washington and a BA from Marylhurst University.