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Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Tom Ripp

Tom Ripp
Chief Executive Officer

Before joining Analogic in 2018, Tom held several senior leadership positions at L3 Technologies, a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic, and sensor systems used on military, homeland security, and commercial platforms. Most recently, Tom served as senior vice president of Security Solutions at L3. Prior to that he was sector president, Security Group and, before that, president, Security and Detection Systems. Tom received an MBA from Hofstra University following a BA from the College of Holy Cross.

W. Christopher Bade
Vice President, Field Service and Customer Support

Chris has been a leader within the medical and security imaging industries for over 25 years. Before joining Analogic in 2019, he held various executive positions at L3 Technologies, most recently as the vice president and general manager, global service for the Security & Detection Systems division. He also led international sales and business development and ran the division process for acquisition of Implant Sciences and McDonald Humfrey Automation for the Security & Detection Systems division. His experience also includes division, group president and corporate staff positions with L3 and Raytheon. Chris achieved the rank of Captain in the United States Marine Corps.

Chris received a bachelor of science in geology/geophysics from Boston College and an MBA in general management from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

Brian Kinports
Vice President of Quality and Compliance

Brian has more than thirty years’ experience in the aerospace and security industries. Before joining Analogic in 2019, he worked at L3 Harris Technologies where he was responsible for creating and deploying a company-wide Continuous Improvement System. Prior to that role, he served as vice president at L3 Security & Detection Systems (SDS) where he ran Quality, Continuous Improvement, Information Technology, Security, and Environmental Health and Safety. Before then he worked for Honeywell International where he led Customer Excellence and Lean Six Sigma deployments.

Brian holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of South Florida College of Engineering. He has achieved certifications as Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Robert Lancaster
Vice President of Operations

Bob has more than 28 years of extensive, executive experience with organizations that include a large defense company, a Fortune 500 industrial manufacturer, and a leading telecommunications provider. Before joining Analogic in 2019, he was vice president of operations for L3 Technologies.

Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in finance from the University of South Florida, and has several professional certifications in the supply chain discipline. He has earned the designation of Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion from St. Louis University through Emerson Corporation.

Luc Laperrière
Vice President, XR Imaging, & Managing Director, Analogic Canada

Luc joined Analogic in 2004 as technical vice president for Anrad Corporation (now Analogic Canada), developers of digital detector plates for mammography made with proprietary amorphous selenium technology. In 2008 he was named vice president of innovation and business development and, in 2013, general manager. Luc earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Ecole Polytechnique Montréal.

John Oelschlaeger
Vice President and General Manager, Security Products

John joined Analogic in 2018 as vice president, security products and programs. Prior to joining the company, he was president of Finish Well Partners, a management consulting practice. Before starting FWP, John held positions as senior vice president, program management for L3 Security and Detection Systems and SVP, general manager, for L-3 Communications’ CyTerra Corporation. John began his career as a systems engineer with Honeywell Aerospace and Defense, where he served for over 25 years in a variety of engineering, product line, and business leadership roles.

John received his BSEE from Valparaiso University, and an MBA, with a concentration in strategic management, from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Jason Plante
Vice President, Medical CT Imaging

Jason has over 20 years’ experience in medical imaging technologies with a focus on CT. He joined Analogic in 2015 as senior director, product management in the medical CT group. Before then, he was vice president of marketing for Alpha Imaging and led the global CT product portfolio at Philips Healthcare.
Jason received a BS in electrical engineering from Grove City College and an MBA in marketing and finance from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

Andrew Prete
Vice President, Strategy Development & Deployment

Andrew joined Analogic in 2020. A senior leader with deep experience in strategy development and deployment, M&A execution, and operational excellence, he has held various operations, general manager, strategy, and corporate development roles throughout a 22-year career.

Before joining Analogic, Andrew was senior vice president of strategy and M&A at Sanmina. Prior to that he was vice president of operations for Melrose Industries. While acting as vice president of operations for Melrose, he acted as the interim president of Broan-NuTone, LLC, one of Melrose’s portfolio companies. Prior to Melrose’s acquisition of Nortek, Andrew worked for Nortek in numerous progressive roles, from legal counsel to vice president of corporate development.

He received his BA from Holy Cross and his JD from Roger Williams University.

Will Rousmaniere
Chief Financial Officer

Will joined Analogic in 2012 as finance director for the company’s Ultrasound Business. In 2015 he was named senior director, financial planning and analysis. Prior to joining Analogic, Will was director of finance, precision motion and technologies at GSI Group (now Novanta), and held multiple financial leadership roles at Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates (now a division of Applied Materials) as well as financial and operational roles at a number of technology start-ups. He earned an MBA in finance and accounting from New York University, Stern School of Business, and a BA in Economics from Cornell University and was a Certified Public Accountant.

Dennis Sykes
General Manager, Motion Control Solutions

Dennis has over 20 years’ experience in sales and operations in motion control. He joined Copley Controls in 2000 and served in a variety of operational roles before transitioning to sales in 2011. As the distribution manager, Dennis managed a sales channel of 75 global distributors. More recently, he was director of sales for Copley Controls. Dennis attended Boston University as an undergraduate and is currently enrolled at UMASS Lowell’s Manning School of Business.

Hiep Tran
Senior Director, Power Products

Hiep Tran has over 25 years of leadership experience in product research and development. Before joining Analogic in 2019, he was senior director of engineering and programs for L3 Technologies, Security and Detection Systems. Hiep received a BS in mechanical engineering from Boston University and an MS and PhD in mechanical engineering from Tufts University.

Steve Urchuk
Chief Technology Officer

Steve serves as chief technology officer, overseeing Analogic’s technology strategy and advanced development activities. His career has focused on the development systems and software for medical imaging, aviation security, and law enforcement applications. After joining Analogic in 1996 as an engineer/project manager, he held a variety of positions in engineering and program management including, most recently, vice president of systems engineering for the company’s Medical CT and Aviation Security businesses.

He graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor of science degree in engineering science and a Ph.D. in medical biophysics, and holds an MBA from the D’Amore-McKim school of business at Northeastern University.