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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 experts who are intimately familiar with the specific needs of the healthcare industry. It’s because of this leadership and individual 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 joined Richardson Electronics in 2003 and was responsible for the growth and sale of the Security Systems Division in 2007. After the sale of the division to Honeywell, she assumed responsibilities as Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Display Systems Group (now Canvys) and Corporate Development. She was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in December 2015. Prior to joining the Company, 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. Ms. Diddell earned her MBA from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri.
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.