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At Richardson Healthcare, people come first. This approach applies not only with our customers but internally as well. After all, it’s our employees that need to make a positive first impression – not our products. With that in mind, we have dedicated ourselves to filling our team with highly trained professionals that are intimately familiar with the specific needs of the healthcare industry. It’s because of these individuals and their efforts that both Richardson and our customers achieve remarkable results.
Explore their backgrounds and learn how they set the pace for a culture of quality and entrepreneurship.
Mr. Richardson has been employed by the company since 1961, holding several positions during his tenure. He was Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President from September 1989 until November 1996. Since that time, Mr. Richardson has continued to hold the offices of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, and in April 2006 he also became President and Chief Operating Officer.
Ms. Diddell is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. From February 2006 to June 2007, she was Executive Vice President and General Manager of our Security Systems Division. Ms. Diddell was Vice President and General Manager of the Security Systems Division beginning in June 2004. Between 2003-2004, she was employed as a management consultant for the Security Systems Division. From 1997 to 2003, Ms. Diddell was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ultrak, Inc., a global manufacturer of closed circuit television and access control systems for the commercial and government markets.
Pat Fitzgerald recently joined Richardson as EVP and General Manager, Richardson Healthcare. Prior to joining Richardson Electronics, Mr. Fitzgerald was President of the Dunlee division of Philips Healthcare. During his 15 years at Dunlee, he transformed an internally focused supplier into the leading supplier of replacement CT and X-ray tubes for hospitals and service providers. Mr. Fitzgerald earned his BA from Western Illinois University, and his MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Tom is an industry veteran who brings extensive sales and marketing experience in CT tubes and other diagnostic imaging components, as well as equipment and solutions for the PACS and surgical imaging markets. Tom was most recently Director of North American Sales with Dunlee, a division of Philips Healthcare. Prior to joining Dunlee, he held executive positions with IMCO Technologies, Advanced Instrument and Development (AID), and Eureka X-Ray Tube.