SonoSite (ticker: SONO, exchange: NASDAQ Global Market (.O))
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SonoSite Appoints John Bowers, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development and Patient Safety Innovations
BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 10, 2009--
SonoSite, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONO), the world leader and specialist in
hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, today announced the
appointment of John S. Bowers, Jr. as Senior Vice President of Strategic
Development and Patient Safety Innovations.
Mr. Bowers brings a depth of experience to SonoSite. With more than 20
years in the medical technology industry, he has held a number of
general management, business development and sales management leadership
roles. Most recently, Mr. Bowers served as the President and CEO of
Northstar Neuroscience, Inc., a publicly traded medical device company
specializing in the development of treatments for neurological diseases
and disorders. Prior to Northstar, he spent 14 years at Guidant
Corporation and Eli Lilly in management positions of increasing
responsibility. Mr. Bowers holds a bachelor’s degree in
Economics-Accounting from Gonzaga University and earned his M.B.A from
“I am excited to welcome John to the SonoSite team,” said Kevin M.
Goodwin, SonoSite President and CEO. “His addition marks a new era for
the company as we sharpen our focus on strategic planning and patient
safety. His wealth of experience will be well utilized as he drives
product initiatives to cost effectively deliver patient safety
practices, optimize market strategies for future products, and
ultimately, direct the company’s corporate development activities to
identify growth strategies for point-of-care ultrasound.”
SonoSite, Inc. (www.sonosite.com)
is the innovator and world leader in hand-carried ultrasound.
Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by ten
subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries.
SonoSite’s small, lightweight systems are expanding the use of
ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing
high performance ultrasound to the point of patient care. The company
employs approximately 750 people worldwide.
Source: SonoSite, Inc.
Lisa Fritzky, 425-951-1375