Our People

World-class medical imaging solutions begin with an out-of-this-world team

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.

Meet the leaders of Richardson Healthcare

Explore their backgrounds and learn how they set the pace for a culture of quality and entrepreneurship.

Edward J. Richardson


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.

Wendy Diddell


Wendy 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,  Wendy 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.

Derek Stovesand

VP and General Manager, IMES Operations

Derek Stovesand leads the parts and training division of Richardson Healthcare, located in Fort Mill, SC. For more than 10 years, he has helped build a CT replacement parts program that leads the market with a reputation for quality, expertise, and customer service. Before taking on his current role, Derek was responsible for marketing and business development at IMES and was integral to its acquisition by Richardson Healthcare in 2015.

Jerald Olsen

VP Sales & Business Development

Jerald Olsen leads the Richardson Electronics Healthcare Division sales team worldwide, and represents the voice of our customers to the Richardson Healthcare Management Team.  He also oversees corporate business development and plays a key role in the selection of new products to bring to market for the Healthcare division to position Richardson for strong growth in future. Prior to joining the Richardson team Jerald was the Global Sales Manager of Industrial X-ray Products at Varian Medical Systems / Varex Imaging from 2011 to 2018.  While at Varian and Varex Jerald gained vast knowledge and gained a broad X-ray Imaging background in Medical, Security, and Non-Destructive Testing applications.

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