Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita, Founder and CEO, Quality Electrodynamics

Dr. Fujita’s 20-year career history illustrates his exceptional technical and professional expertise in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology development and productization.  His cutting-edge research experience includes MRI radiofrequency (RF) coil research and coil product development for major global original equipment manufacturers (OEM) which, when combined, capture the majority of global market share in MRI systems. Dr. Fujita is the author of 17 patents and has published more than 40 technical papers and abstracts.  He serves as Adjunct Full Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, and Radiology, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, and Adjunct Full Professor, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at The University of Queensland, Australia. Dr. Fujita is a Senior Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.  Dr. Fujita also serves as Chief Technology Officer for MRI Division of Canon Medical Systems Corporation.

Dr. Fujita is the inaugural Honorary Consul of Japan in Cleveland appointed by the Government of Japan. His northeast Ohio jurisdiction includes the counties of Ashland, Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Columbiana, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne counties.

Dr. Fujita has served or currently sits on the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees for numerous organizations, including service as Chairman of the Board at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital, The Ohio State University and chairs its Talent, Compensation and Governance Committee, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Foundation and chairs its Governance Committee, The U.S.-Japan Council Board of Councilors, The Great Lakes Science Center, Global Cleveland, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, and Hawken School. Dr. Fujita served two terms on the U.S. Manufacturing Council for the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, sat on its U.S. Tax and Export subcommittee and co-chaired the Energy Policy Subcommittee.

Dr. Fujita is a frequent invited lecturer at various institutions, organizations and conferences for national and international audiences. In addition, he published his autobiography, “A Pathfinder” from Shogakukan, Japan, in October 2013.  Dr. Fujita attended the School of Engineering and Science at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan and completed his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Physics at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. He received his doctorate in Physics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Fujita founded Quality Electrodynamics in 2006 and in 2009 was recognized by Forbes Magazine in the Top 20 List of “America’s Most Promising Companies” and granted the Ohio Governor’s Excellence in Exporting E-Award. In 2010, Dr. Fujita received the Industrial Manufacturing Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Northeast Ohio, and also received the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award for Exemplary Professional Achievement and Service to Case Western Reserve University.

First lady Michelle Obama and guests applaud during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Front row, from left are, Jackie Bray, Obama, retired Capt. Mark Kelly, Jill Biden, Sgt. Ashleigh Berg, Hiroyuki Fujita, Richard Cordray, and Sara Ferguson. Second row, from left are, Eric Schneiderman, Juan Jose Redin, Debbie Bosanek, Laurene Powell Jobs, Alicia Boler-Davis, and Col. Ginger Wallace. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

In recognition of growing an impactful, high-tech manufacturing company in the United States of America, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama invited Dr. Fujita to be an honored guest and sit in the First Lady’s Box at the 2012 State of the Union Address. Dr. Fujita received the 2013 Presidential “E” Award for Export from the U.S. Department of Commerce for QED’s significant contribution to the US Export Expansion program.  In 2019, QED earned the President’s “E Star” Award for continuing US export growth for another four consecutive years.  Dr. Fujita was named one of the most influential 100 people for Japan in NIKKEI Business, January, 2014. In 2015 he was named Case Western Reserve Radiology Alumnus of the Year and also received the Consul General’s Commendation from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs for his contribution to enhance the relationship between Japan and the United States of America.