ABOUT US: Management Team

  • Scott Huennekens, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • John Dahldorf, Chief Financial Officer
  • Junichi Osawa, President and Managing Director, Volcano Japan
  • George Quinoy, President, US & APLAC Commercial Sales
  • Michele Perrino, President, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and India Operations
  • David Sheehan, Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Japan
  • John Onopchenko, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Business Development, and Integrations
  • Heather Ace, Executive Vice President, Human Resources
  • Joseph Burnett, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Functional Management Business Unit
  • Dale Flanders, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and General Manager, Axsun Technology Business Unit
  • Darin Lippoldt, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer
  • Will McGuire, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Intravascular Imaging & Systems Business Units, Program Management Office
  • Nancy Lelicoff, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Quality & Systems Test Engineering
  • Neil Hattangadi, M.D., Vice President and General Manager, Peripheral Vascular Business Unit
  • Jonathan Hartmann, Vice President and General Manager, Axsun Technology Business Unit

Scott Huennekens, President and Chief Executive Officer
Scott Huennekens has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since April 2002. Previously, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Digirad Corporation, a medical imaging company from 2000 to 2002. He joined Digirad as a start-up in 1997 as Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to President and CEO and the Board of Directors in 2000. From 1993 to 1997, he worked at Baxter International, Inc. in the Edwards Cardiovascular Division with increasing responsibilities including Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Novacor division. Mr. Huennekens is a member of the Board of Directors for Volcano Corporation, EndoChoice, Sonendo, Scripps Translational Science Institute, and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA). He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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John Dahldorf, Chief Financial Officer
John Dahldorf has served as our Chief Financial Officer since July 2003. From November 2001 to March 2002, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Digirad Corporation, a medical imaging company. From March 1999 to November 2001, Mr. Dahldorf served as the Finance Director of Arrow Electronics, Inc., a distributor of electronic components and computer products. He received a B.B. in Finance and an M.B.A. from Western Illinois University.

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Junichi Osawa, President and Managing Director, Volcano Japan
Junichi Osawa has served as President and Managing Director of Volcano Japan since November 2005. Mr. Osawa comes to Volcano with over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry. He spent almost two decades with General Electric's Yokogawa Medical Systems, Tokyo as Managing Director for Diagnostic Ultrasound and CT Imaging business and Global Ultrasound Business as Vice President Asia Pacific. From April 2000 to March 2005, Mr. Osawa worked at Medtronic, Inc. as the Managing Director of the vascular business in Japan, where he had responsibility of cross-functional teams including marketing, sales, customer support, regulatory, clinical functions and distribution. Mr. Osawa received a B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Aoyama Gakuin University School of Technology and Science in Tokyo, Japan.

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George Quinoy, President, US & APLAC Commercial Sales
George Quinoy has served as President, US & APLAC Commercial Sales since October 2012. Prior to this role, Mr. Quinoy served as Executive Vice President of Global Sales. From July 2003 to December 2008, he was the Senior Vice President of Global Sales. From July 2003 to December 2007, Mr. Quinoy also served as General Manager for Volcano Japan and Asia Pacific. He served as the Vice President of Sales for Jomed, Inc., a medical technology company from August 2001 to July 2003. Mr. Quinoy served as Vice President of Sales for AVE, Inc., and then Medtronic AVE, Inc. post-acquisition from August 1997 to September 2000. Prior to Medtronic, he spent a decade as a Sales Executive for ACS/Guidant. Mr. Quinoy received a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida.

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Michele Perrino, President, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and India Operations
Michele Perrino has served as President for Volcano Europe, Africa, Middle East, and India (EMEAI) Operations since October 2012. Prior to this role, Mr. Perrino was Vice President and General Manager for EMEAI. Before joining Volcano in June 2007 as Country Manager for Italy, he held various management positions for Ethicon Endo Surgery and Cordis, divisions of Johnson & Johnson, Inc., based in Italy. He is the Chairperson of the Cardiovascular Group of the Medical Technology Industry Association (Eucomed). Mr. Perrino received a Master degree in Economics from the University of Bari (Italy) and Santander (Spain), and a Post-graduate Degree in Finance.

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David Sheehan, Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Japan
David Sheehan has served as Executive Vice President of Operations and Japan since March 2013. Prior to this role, Mr. Sheehan was Chief Operating Officer since February of 2012, and the President of the IVUS and FM Business Units since March 2010. From June 2008 to March 2010, he served as an Executive Vice President, and has had our wholly-owned subsidiary Volcano Japan KK reporting into him since June 2008. From May 2005 to May 2008, Mr. Sheehan was a consultant or CEO for various start-up companies in the San Diego area. From September 2000 to April 2005, Mr. Sheehan held positions at Digirad Corporation, a venture backed medical imaging company he took public, where he most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer, and previously as President, Digirad Imaging Solutions. Prior to September 2000, he held jobs in Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Operations Management at Baxter and Haemonetics. Mr. Sheehan received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

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John Onopchenko, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Business Development, and Integrations
John Onopchenko has served as the Executive Vice President, Strategy, Business Development, and Integrations since May 2013. Mr. Onopchenko served on the Volcano Board of Directors from 2002 until 2013. He was a founder and Managing Director of Synergy Life Science Partners, L.P., a venture capital firm. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Onopchenko was Vice President, Venture Investments, with Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation. From 1996 to 1999, he served as Vice President and a member of the board of directors of Advanced Sterilization Products, a division of Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Onopchenko serves on the boards of directors of various private companies in the healthcare and life sciences industry. Mr. Onopchenko holds a Masters degree in Business from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.

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Heather Ace, Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Heather Ace has served as Executive Vice President of the Global Human Resources Organization since June 2012. Prior to joining Volcano, Ms. Ace was Vice President of Human Resources for the Chief Operating Officer and President of the Life Sciences business at Life Technologies, a $3.2 billion Life Sciences tools and technologies company. While at Life Technologies, Ms. Ace also held several leadership roles leading HR teams across business units, functions, the EMEA region and numerous M&A transactions. Prior to Life Technologies, Ms. Ace was a partner with Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper) practicing litigation and transactional employment law, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Ace received a B.A. in Law & Society from University of California, Santa Barbara and J.D. from Santa Clara University.

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Joseph Burnett, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Functional Management Business Unit
Joe Burnett has served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Functional Management Business Unit since March 2011. Prior to this role, he was Executive Vice President of Marketing, the Vice President of Global Marketing, and the Business Unit leader for both the Image Guided Therapy and the Functional Management Businesses. Mr. Burnett joined Volcano in November 2004 and has held numerous Product Development, Marketing, Training and Education roles during his Volcano tenure. Prior to joining Volcano, he was an engineer and marketing manager at Guidant from September 1999 to November 2004. Mr. Burnett received a B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

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Dale Flanders, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and General Manager, Axsun Technology Business Unit
Dale Flanders has served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Axsun since Volcano's acquisition of Axsun in July 2009. One of Axsun's founders, Dr. Flanders joined Axsun from Lasertron, Inc., where he served in several key technical roles, including Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer from 1985 to 1998. Prior to Lasertron, he performed research at Bell Labs and at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory. Dr. Flanders received a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and is the holder of 40 patents.

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Darin Lippoldt, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer
Darin Lippoldt has served as our Executive Vice President and General Counsel since August 2010. From November 2003 until he joined Volcano, Mr. Lippoldt served as Associate General Counsel at Amylin Pharmaceuticals. He previously practiced corporate and securities law with the law firms of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP and Matthews and Branscomb, P.C. Mr. Lippoldt received a B.B.A. in Finance, an M.A. in International Relations, and a J.D. from St Mary’s University.

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Will McGuire, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Intravascular Imaging & Systems Business Units, Program Management Office
Will McGuire has served as Senior Vice President of Intravascular Imaging & Systems Business Units and the Program Management Office since March 2013. Prior to joining Volcano, Mr. McGuire was Vice President & General Manager of Patient Monitoring at Covidien. From April 2010 to May 2012, Mr. McGuire was President & CEO of AtheroMed, Inc., a VC-backed peripheral atherectomy company. From October 2005 to March 2010, Mr. McGuire was Chief Operating Officer at Spectranetics Corporation. From January 1998 to September 2005, Mr. McGuire held positions at Guidant Corporation including General Manager of Guidant Latin America, Director of U.S. Marketing, Director of Global Marketing, and Production Manager for Stents. Prior to 1998, Mr. McGuire held jobs in Finance, Production and Operations at IVAC Medical Systems. Mr. McGuire has a B.C.E from Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina.

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Nancy Lelicoff, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Quality & Systems Test Engineering
Nancy Lelicoff has served as Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Quality & Systems Test Engineering since November 2009. From May 2009 to October 2009, Ms. Lelicoff was Vice President of Quality Assurance. Prior to joining Volcano, she was a consultant in the life sciences industry from 2007 to 2009 and a corporate Vice President of Quality Assurance for Boston Scientific from June 2003 through March 2007. Ms. Lelicoff has over twenty years of experience in the life sciences industry most of which with Johnson & Johnson. Ms. Lelicoff received a B.S.E. in Mathematical Engineering from the University of Arizona and M.S.E in Engineering and Technical Management from West Coast University.

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Neil Hattangadi, M.D., Vice President and General Manager, Peripheral Vascular Business Unit
Neil Hattangadi has served as VP and General Manager of the Peripheral Vascular Business Unit since October 2012. Prior to this role, Dr. Hattangadi served as Vice President and Business Unit Leader, Intravascular Therapies. He joined Volcano in July 2011 as Vice President, Functional Measurement and Image Guided Therapies. From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Hattangadi was a healthcare equities investor at hedge funds including Citadel Asset Management and SAC Capital. He previously served as Vice President, Molecular Programs and FoxHollow Clinical Affairs at ev3 Inc., joining the company through the acquisition of FoxHollow Technologies. He was also a consultant with McKinsey and Company in their Boston and Silicon Valley offices. Dr. Hattangadi received a B.S.E. from Duke University, an M.Sc. from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and an M.D. from Harvard University.

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Jonathan Hartmann, Vice President and General Manager, Axsun Technology Business Unit
Jonathan Hartmann has served as Vice President and General Manager of Axsun, a subsidiary of Volcano that manufactures micro-optical devices for use in medical device, telecom, and spectroscopy applications, since November 2013. Prior to this role, Mr. Hartmann served as Vice President and General Manager of the Forward Looking Imaging Business Unit from August 2010 to November 2013. With over 20 years in the medical device industry, Mr. Hartmann had led sales, marketing, business development and R&D teams for a wide range of companies, both large and early-stage start-up, including U.S. Surgical, Guidant Corporation, Urologix, Cyberkinetics and GI Dynamics. Mr. Hartmann received a B.S. from St. Lawrence University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

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