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Toshiba Memory America, Inc. Management

Naohisa Sano

Naohisa Sano
President and CEO

Mr. Sano holds the position of President and CEO of Toshiba Memory America, Inc. In addition, in April 2017, he assumed the position of director and chief marketing officer for Toshiba Memory Corporation in Japan. Since 2015, Mr. Sano has served as the President and CEO of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC). A 31-year sales and marketing veteran of Toshiba semiconductors, he has taken on a series of increasingly demanding assignments, including a previous six-year stint at TAEC as vice president of sales and marketing for memory products. This was a particularly important time in Toshiba’s history, when the company made the transition from DRAM to NAND flash memory. After returning to Japan, he held senior-level assignments including general manager of the Memory Division, responsible for global memory sales and marketing activities; senior manager responsible for promoting CMOS image sensors which are used in a majority of smartphone cameras; and he managed the SSD business as it grew from a niche product to a mainstream business with increasingly wide application.  Mr. Sano holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Kagoshima University. 

Steve Fingerhut

Steve Fingerhut
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Storage Business Unit

Steve Fingerhut is senior vice president and general manager of TMA’s SSD business unit. Steve joined the company in 2015 and manages Toshiba’s solid state drive and software development, marketing, support and operations across enterprise, data center and client segments. Steve comes to TMA with a wide range of experience, having held several senior strategic planning, product management and sales positions for SanDisk Corporation, LSI Corporation and Intel Corporation. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Saint Louis University and an MBA from Yale University.

Steve Fingerhut

Scott Nelson
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Memory Business Unit

Scott Nelson, senior vice president and general manager of memory products business unit, is responsible for the sales and marketing of Toshiba’s flash memory products, including cutting-edge BiCS FLASH™ 3D memory solutions, e-MMC, UFS, SLC, and flash-based memory cards. Under his direction, these products are targeted for a variety of applications including emerging markets such as artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). In addition, TMA actively engages with NAND enablers (such as leading chipset and controller companies) across a variety of applications. Mr. Nelson joined Toshiba in 1986, and he has held numerous sales, marketing and product management positions within the company's memory business unit, leading up to his current position. Nelson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and operations management from California State University at Fullerton, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

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