Meet Our Team


Taka Kawasaki

Chief Operating Officer

Support for all areas

Taka has over 12 years of international professional experiences covered Sales, Management, Business Development, Engineering at Medical/Automotive/Semi-conductor industries in the U.S./Japan with mechanical engineering & business background. He is bi-lingual for English and Japanese and loves to play golf, watching sports, spend peaceful time at a beach.


David Zivkovic


Support for all areas

David has over 19 years of diversified experience in Sales and Engineering and holds a BSME degree. He has extensive knowledge in coronary, peripheral, and neurovascular procedures and products. Responsible for building and leading all sales at Filmecc USA.


Jeff Gaul

Southwest Area Sales Manager

Southwestern states

Jeff has worked with the Americas (North & South) marketplace to customize Filmecc USA (Asahi Intecc USA) components for medical and industrial devices since 2004. He holds a PMP certification and is fluent in Japanese from studies at CAL and UCSD and two years in Japan. He serves the City of Redondo Beach as Chair of the Public Safety Commission. Jeff, his wife, and their daughter enjoy local charity events and travel.


James Gemlo

Midwest Area SR. Sales Manager

Midwestern states and Central Canada

James has worked in healthcare his whole career life. Starting first at the hospital level and eventually moving over to the business side of healthcare. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children. In addition, he enjoys playing the Highland War Pipes.

Yohsuke Shimazaki

Yohsuke Shimazaki


Yohsuke Shimazaki (Shima) has 14 years of experience working with several manufacturing and distribution companies. He is bilingual in English and Japanese and enjoys fishing, golfing, and cooking in his spare time.


Ryan Hoshino

Northwest Area Sales Manager

Northwestern states and Western Canada

Ryan is based out of San Jose and covers the Northwest region. He holds a BS in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Neurobiology from the University of California, Davis. His background includes over 8 years of medical device experience and has held various positions in R&D Engineering, Operations, and Marketing. He has designed delivery systems and implants in neurovascular to peripheral interventions and holds multiple patents. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and soccer.


Steve McCartin


Eastern states and Eastern Canada


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