President and Chief Executive Officer
Earl was previously the President of Chart Industries’ BioMedical Division. He joined Chart in May 2016 from The Linde Group.
He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, and the Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL.
Vice President, Global Marketing
Barry graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from Duke University and a Master of Science in Bioengineering from Dartmouth College.
Vice President of Global Operations
Sonny leads the operations and supply chain functions for CAIRE’s global business, with locations in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific. His experience spans nearly four decades with multiple international organizations, bringing operational leadership focused on a culture of continuous improvement, with strategic and tactical assignments in mergers and acquisitions, complex supply chains, and synergy alignment. He has been involved with industrial, respiratory, medical, safety products, lighting, and battery industries.
Sonny joined CAIRE in January 2022. He previously served as the Global Vice President of Avon Protection Systems plc, and prior to this held similar global roles with Honeywell, North Safety Products, and ABB. He holds a B.S. in Management of Industrial Operations, and is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Vice President and General Manager of AirSep Commercial Products
Larry started his professional career with the Buffalo Forge Company in Buffalo, NY, where he was recruited for their Sales Engineer Training Program. He then joined Xorbox Corporation in Tonawanda, NY, a manufacturer of Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Equipment as their Director of International Sales.
Leaving Xorbox, Larry helped found AirSep Corporation in 1986 and served on its Board of Directors. As Vice President of Sales, Larry started and expanded the AirSep PSA and Vacuum Pressure Swing Adsorption (VPSA) Oxygen Commercial Products Business to over 70 countries worldwide, becoming the industry’s market leader.
Larry is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, NY, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
Vice President of Global Respiratory Sales
Before joining CAIRE, Kurt was a member of the Board of Management and Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, at the French med tech company, Supersonic Imagine. He has lived and worked in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom and has vast knowledge and experience in global healthcare markets.
Kurt held multiple sales and marketing executive roles in large, medium and small medical device companies. He also has 10 years experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions, and was responsible for much of the integration activity while an executive at Philips Healthcare.
He studied Business Administration at the University of Washington and completed the Octagon Executive Program at Wharton Business School. Kurt relocated back to the US in 2020 after 20 years of overseas assignments.
Vice President of Engineering and Regulatory Affairs
Edward brings nearly 20 years of engineering, R&D and product development experience in various industries including satellite, airline, environmental, and technical plastics. Before joining CAIRE, he was the Vice President of Engineering for the BioMedical Division of Chart Industries. He led the global engineering team to various industry innovation awards including the HME Business 2018 New Product Award. Prior to Chart, Edward was the Director of Product Development for the Environmental Products division of Cole-Parmer.
Edward has earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a native of Georgia and resides in a suburb of Atlanta with his wife, Lauren. In his free time, he is an avid tennis player and a strong supporter of the Atlanta Falcons football team.
Yoon Shin joined CAIRE in February 2022 as its General Counsel after more than 20 years of practicing as a corporate attorney. As General Counsel, Yoon is responsible for overseeing all legal aspects of CAIRE’s global business and serves as a strategic partner and contributor to the executive team.
Yoon has a diverse background practicing in New York, Hong Kong and Seattle. She has represented start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in various industries. Prior to joining CAIRE, Yoon was General Counsel at EchoNous, Inc., a KKR portfolio company pioneering in AI-driven ultrasound devices. Yoon is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School where she was a Dean’s Merit Scholar and Barnard College, Columbia University.
Board of Directors
Mr. Keizo “Ken” Furusaki
Director, and Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
Mr. Furusaki currently serves as Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning Department of NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. in Japan. He was one of the key players in their successful commercialization of oxygen sensors for vehicle emission control in Automotive and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for cleaner power generation with carbon dioxide, or CO2, reduction. He has led several cross-border alliances with his entrepreneurship throughout his career in Japan, and when he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of its U.S. subsidiary. Currently, he is also a board member of Spirosure, Inc., a start up for asthma care in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Furusaki’s personal driving principle in his work is to “make people breathe easier.”
Mr. Ken Hosako
Executive Vice President of CAIRE Inc.
Mr. Hosako has been with NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD for over 27 years with increasing levels of responsibility over this time. In 2014, he became President of NGK SPARK PLUG (AUSTRALIA) PTY. LTD. Mr. Hosako became Vice Division Manager of Medical Division at NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD in 2020 and a board member of NTK MEDICAL CO., LTD in April 2021.
Mr. Hosako relocated to CAIRE’s corporate headquarters in June 2021.
Mr. Hiroyuki Maeda
Executive Officer of NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
Mr. Maeda has been with NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. for over 36 years. He has expanded his role over this time, becoming General Manager, Sensor Planning and Engineering in 2012, and Procurement in 2013. He also has some international experiences in Europe for seven years and in the USA for five years. In 2016, Mr. Maeda became a Corporate Officer. And, in 2019, he became an Executive Officer.