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Leadership

“A successful team is a group of many hands and one mind“ – Bill Bethel 

Our Team

The VEC Imaging Leadership team was established in December, 2018, when the Joint Venture was finalized. Three Senior Managers, one from Ceeteen GmbH and 2 from Varex Imaging, were named as General Managers, Dr. Houman Jafari was named the CEO of VEC Imaging and in turn named Team Leads over the 5 focus areas: Nano Tube Technology, Nano Tube and Electronic Design, Electronics and Power equipment, Tube Manufacturing and Business Operations.

Vec Imaging stands for flat hierarchies and employee collaboration. We pride ourselves in having a “we together” way of working, quick decision making and streamlined communication channels.

Learn more about us here: Our Company

Houman Jafari

Houman Jafari

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

“Every day I see the commitment and enthusiasm with which our employees contribute in order to realize our vision and goals. It is my greatest satisfaction to see how we, as a team, lead our projects to success and make a significant contribution to the healthcare and security industries.”

Houman Jafari serves as Chief Executive Officer & General Manager of VEC Imaging GmbH & Co. KG. Prior to joining VEC Imaging in 2018, Houman served in various management positions at Gamma Advanced Technology LLC., Siemens Healthcare, XinRay Systems, Fraunhofer Institute (IIS) and most recently CEO and General Manager at H&P Advanced Technology GmbH.
Houman received his masters and PhD. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen/Germany and masters degree in international business management from Georg-Simon-Ohm University in Nuremberg/Germany.

Mark S. Jonaitis

Mark S. Jonaitis

Managing Director

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

Before VEC Imaging, Mark served in various management positions at Varex Imaging and Varian Medical Systems, most recently Vice President and General Manager of X-Ray Sources.
Mark received his bachelor of science in physics from the University of Utah.

Reinhard Leprich

Reinhard Leprich

Managing Director

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

Reinhard is certified in International Accounting and has more than 14 years professional experience in his field. He is currently head of Finance for MeVis Breast Care, GmbH. As a Certified Accountant, Reinhard brings Controlling and extensive experience with German tax law, to our leadership team.

Bo Gao

Bo Gao

Team Lead R&D NT based X-Ray Tubes, Director of Nano Tube Technology

“I love working in a multicultural environment with colleagues from all over the world. We are constantly being exposed to new ideas and perspectives and can always learn something from one another every day. Diversity improves our communication with different customers, which in the end enables us to develop better products to meet their needs.”

Bo Gao serves as Director of Nanotube based X-Ray Tube Technology of VEC Imaging GmbH & Co. KG. Prior to joining VEC Imaging in 2018, Bo served in various engineering and management positions at Xintek, Inc., XinNano Materials, Inc., and XinRay Systems Inc.
Bo received his PhD. degrees in Materials Sciences from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Cynthia Wilcox

Cynthia Wilcox

Team Lead Business Operations

“After years of working for large corporations, I love putting my experience and knowledge to work at VEC Imaging. Every day is different as we grow the business, work with colleagues from more than 10 different countries with a variety of career backgrounds. I work every day knowing I am an important part of making a difference, by working for a company whose technology saves lives.”

Cynthia Wilcox serves as the Lead over Business Operations which encompasses Business Development, HR, Corporate Communications, QM and the Project Management Office. Cynthia joined VEC Imaging in 2019 after a career with IBM in the United States. Cynthia has her degree in Finance and is Project Management certified. Her strengths lie in the area of Program and Project Management, Customer Relations and Communications.

Mohamed Zaza

Mohamed Zaza

Team Lead CAD Department

„I am proud to be a part of VEC Imaging because of the opportunity to be part of a small team that is driving big change in the Radiology industry. I am empowered to contribute, and I believe in the responsibility I am taking to help people with our technology. At VEC Imaging I have a unique opportunity to be a part of a great mission!”

Mohamed Zaza is the lead CAD Development Engineer for VEC Imaging. In addition to his extensive technical background and many years of professional experience Mohamed successfully drives continuous product improvement and innovation at VEC Imaging. He also has extensive expertise in the use of both 2-D and 3-D systems such as SolidWorks.
Mohamed has his Bachelors of Science and Masters in Mechanical Power Engineering.

Andreas Freibert

Andreas Freibert

Team Lead R&D Electronics Department

„Having worked on novel, cutting etch technologies in the medical sector for nearly two decades, the innovative nanotechnology used in their X-ray tubes was the reason for me to come to VEC Imaging. With my young team of enthusiastic engineers we are writing the story of x-ray again.”

Andreas Freibert is Head of the VEC Imaging R&D Electronics Department. Before Andreas joined VEC Imaging GmbH & Co. KG in 2019, he worked in the R&D Department of Siemens Healthineers, the University of Toronto and the Defense Research and Development Canada.
Andreas holds patents in the fields of Magnet Resonance Imaging, Diagnostic Ultrasound and Machine Learning. Andreas graduated as an Electrical Engineer in Medical Technologies from the University of Applied Sciences Schweinfurt/Germany in 2000.

Vance Robinson

Vance Robinson

Team Lead Manufacturing

With 15+ years of experience in X-ray source technology development, including R&D in field emission devides and nanostructures, Vance Robinson was named Manufacturing Lead for the VEC Imaging Nanotube based multibeam X-ray tubes. Prior to joining the VEC team, Vance spent 12 years at GE’s Global Research Center and 1.5 years at Varex, in the Advanced Technology Group. Vance has a PhD in Nanoscale Engineering from SUNY, Albany and his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. In addition, Vance is the inventor on 15 patents in x-ray source technology.