Quality Magazine

Olympus Names CEO

April 25, 2008

CENTER VALLEY, PA-Olympus, a precision technology provider of opto-digital solutions in healthcare, life science and consumer electronics products, announces that F. Mark Gumz, president and chief operating officer of the global company’s wholly owned subsidiary in the U.S. since January 2000, has added chief executive officer to his title.

Also, the Olympus Corp. holding company that provides shared services for all Olympus companies in the Americas, of which Gumz becomes CEO, will be renamed from Olympus USA Inc. to Olympus Corp. of the Americas (OCA) to better reflect its regional geographic responsibility for North and South American Olympus operations.

“Mark’s new position is part of a long-term plan to continue to position Olympus and its subsidiaries for success, to meet market needs and to best serve our customers through a region-specific management strategy executed around the world,” says Tsuyoshi “Tom” Kikukawa, president of Tokyo-based Olympus Corp.