The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Asian Entrepreneurs

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Hiroyuki Fujita, CEO and President

Quality Electrodynamics
Mayfield Village, OH

No. 193
2009 Revenue: $11.9 million
Three-Year Growth: 1,498.39%

Fujita first came to the U.S. from Japan during his freshman year of college at Japan's Waseda University to take some courses at the University of California, San Diego. He fell head over heels for the country and ultimatley returned to get his Ph.D. in physics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. After a career specializing in MRI technology, Fujita launched Quality Electrodynamics, which makes radiofrequency coils for clinical and diagnostic imaging. He says that the best advice his parents gave him is to tackle challenges gradually. "No matter how big your dream may be, you always have to take one step at a time; you cannot climb the mountain over night."