Hiroyuki Fujita, Chair

Hiroyuki Fujita, Ph.D., an immigrant from Japan and industrialist, is the founder and CEO of Quality Electrodynamics (QED), a global developer and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology manufacturer. In October 2019, QED became a subsidiary of Canon Inc. based in Tokyo, with Dr. Fujita serving as chief technology officer of the CT-MR Division of Canon Medical Systems Corporation (CMSC), headquartered in Tochigi, Japan.

After studying at Waseda University (Tokyo), Dr. Fujita completed his B.A. in physics and mathematics at Monmouth College (IL) and his Ph.D. in physics at Case Western Reserve University (OH). He has authored 17 patents and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific papers and abstracts.

Dr. Fujita serves as an adjunct full professor at Case Western Reserve University in the Department of Physics and the Department of Radiology and is a Senior Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

Dr. Fujita is an active member of numerous boards and committees, including Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital, Chairman of the Board of Trustees; The Cleveland Orchestra's Executive Committee; Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University Board of Governors; and OIST Foundation Trustee. He is the Honorary Consul of Japan in Cleveland, a member of the U.S.-Japan Council's (USJC) Board of Councilors; Global Cleveland; the Cleveland Council on World Affairs; Greater Cleveland Partnership; and a Trustee of The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. He serves on the International Affairs Visiting Committee and the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Fujita is a frequently invited lecturer both nationally and internationally. He published his autobiography, A Pathfinder (Shogakukan, 2013), and Fail Fast! Creating the Future by Learning Lessons from Our Mistakes (Wedge, Tokyo, 2021). He also authored a monthly editorial in Wedge Magazine (JR Tokai; May 2017-August 2020).

Dr. Fujita served two terms on the U.S. Manufacturing Council for the U.S. Secretary of Commerce during the Obama Administration, sat on its U.S. Tax and Export Subcommittee, and co-chaired the Energy Policy Subcommittee.

Appointed by: Gov. John R. Kasich
Term: 08/26/2016 – 05/13/2024

Founder and CEO, Quality Electrodynamics
Chief Technology Officer, CT-MR Division, Canon Medical Systems Corporation
Photo of Trustee Hiroyuki Fujita

Hiroyuki Fujita, Ph.D., an immigrant from Japan and industrialist, is the founder and CEO of Quality Electrodynamics (QED), a global developer and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology manufacturer. In October 2019, QED became a subsidiary of Canon Inc. based in Tokyo, with Dr. Fujita serving as chief technology officer of the CT-MR Division of Canon Medical Systems Corporation (CMSC), headquartered in Tochigi, Japan.

After studying at Waseda University (Tokyo), Dr. Fujita completed his B.A. in physics and mathematics at Monmouth College (IL) and his Ph.D. in physics at Case Western Reserve University (OH). He has authored 17 patents and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific papers and abstracts.

Dr. Fujita serves as an adjunct full professor at Case Western Reserve University in the Department of Physics and the Department of Radiology and is a Senior Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

Dr. Fujita is an active member of numerous boards and committees, including Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital, Chairman of the Board of Trustees; The Cleveland Orchestra's Executive Committee; Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University Board of Governors; and OIST Foundation Trustee. He is the Honorary Consul of Japan in Cleveland, a member of the U.S.-Japan Council's (USJC) Board of Councilors; Global Cleveland; the Cleveland Council on World Affairs; Greater Cleveland Partnership; and a Trustee of The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. He serves on the International Affairs Visiting Committee and the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Fujita is a frequently invited lecturer both nationally and internationally. He published his autobiography, A Pathfinder (Shogakukan, 2013), and Fail Fast! Creating the Future by Learning Lessons from Our Mistakes (Wedge, Tokyo, 2021). He also authored a monthly editorial in Wedge Magazine (JR Tokai; May 2017-August 2020).

Dr. Fujita served two terms on the U.S. Manufacturing Council for the U.S. Secretary of Commerce during the Obama Administration, sat on its U.S. Tax and Export Subcommittee, and co-chaired the Energy Policy Subcommittee.

Appointed by: Gov. John R. Kasich
Term: 08/26/2016 – 05/13/2024