Kevin M. Goodwin, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Goodwin has led SonoSite since its spin-off from ATL Ultrasound in April 1998. He joined ATL in 1987 in sales and was promoted to vice president and general manager for ATL’s business in Asia Pacific, Latin America, Australia, and Canada (APLAC) in 1991. From 1997 until the spin-off, Mr. Goodwin was vice president and general manager of ATL Ultrasound’s Handheld Systems Business Group. Mr. Goodwin began his career in medical products with American Hospital Supply Corporation as a national distribution manager, followed by a position with Picker International as area manager for the southeastern United States. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Monmouth College of Illinois, with an emphasis on hospital management, and completed the Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Anil Amlani, Chief of Commercial Operations
In his position as Chief of Commercial Operations worldwide, Anil Amlani is responsible for finance, accounting, HR, legal, regulatory, operations, and supply chain. He also holds revenue responsibility for SonoSite’s clinical business in North America and South America (NASA).
Previously, as President and CEO of VisualSonics, Mr. Amlani was responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company and managing its successful short-term and long-term operations, financial management, corporate strategic development, and long-term planning. Mr. Amlani joined the VisualSonics team in 2005. Prior to VisualSonics, Mr. Amlani was COO and CFO at MDS Proteomics Inc., where he successfully restructured and refocused the organization, obtaining new financing, adding new products and revenue, and achieving cost reductions. Previously, he was senior vice president and CFO at Cancom (Canadian Satellite Communications/Star Choice) where his accomplishments included raising more than $600 million in financing. Other past experience includes head of finance, Commercial and Retail Banking at TD Bank; senior vice president, Wholesale Division at AT&T Canada; and senior vice president, Strategic Planning and New Business Development at AT&T Canada. Mr. Amlani obtained his Chartered Accountancy designation in London, England and in Canada.
Matthew Damron, Global Chief Marketing Officer
A veteran advertising and marketing executive, Mr. Damron joined SonoSite in 2011 from TBWA/Chiat/Day, a world leading communications agency known for executing highly creative and successful work. At TBWA, Mr. Damron led the WorldHealth division and the global accounts for medical device manufacturers, hospital systems, and a worldwide pharmaceutical firm. Prior to TBWA, he held positions of increasing responsibility and impact at McCann Erickson and other organizations.
Juin-Jet Hwang, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Hwang is one of SonoSite’s original founding employees and is responsible for the development of corporate technology strategy. He joined ADR Ultrasound in 1980, where he was involved in the development of the ADR 4000 system, a portable array imaging system (ADR Ultrasound merged with ATL Ultrasound in 1983). Dr. Hwang served as chief scientist in ATL’s Handheld Systems Business Group until its spin-off in April 1998. Dr. Hwang holds 34 patents and is the author of more than 30 scientific publications. He was honored as an ATL Technical Fellow in Perpetuity in 1988. He holds a master’s degree from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, both in electrical engineering.
Brian Leck, Vice President & General Manager, North America and South America
Mr. Leck joined SonoSite in November 2008 as Regional Business Director for the South Central Region. He transitioned into his new position as Vice President of U.S. Sales in April 2011. Prior to joining SonoSite, he served as a regional manager for GE Healthcare, promoting its Lunar bone density line. He also worked within several other divisions of GE Healthcare. Mr. Leck began his medical sales career in 1983 for Ohio Medical Products as a sales representative. He held positions of increasing responsibility, including sales representative, product specialist, strategic account manager, regional sales manager, and director of sales as the company evolved and grew as both Ohmeda and Datex-Ohmeda before it was acquired by GE Healthcare. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington.
Diku Mandavia, MD, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, joined SonoSite as a medical advisor in 2007 and currently serves as Chief Medical Officer. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California and was an Attending Staff Physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from 1998-2010. Dr. Mandavia is a founding member and past-chair of the ACEP Ultrasound Section and co-author of the ACEP Ultrasound Guidelines. He has taught thousands of physicians worldwide, lectured at over 150 national and international conferences and was awarded ACEP’s Outstanding Speaker of the Year in 2004. Dr. Mandavia has also contributed to over 40 publications and is co-director of the national Resuscitation Conference. He received his medical degree from Memorial University in Canada, completed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.
Mehran Mehrtash, Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific and the Middle East
In his role as VP and general manager, Mr. Mehrtash will accelerate the growth and development of the Asia Pacific and Middle East region. Mr. Mehrtash is well suited to this endeavor. For the past decade, he held positions of increasing responsibility both in the U.S. and Asia for ConvaTec, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of medical technologies. While at ConvaTec, Mr. Mehrtash most recently served as the general manager of the North Asia Pacific region and managed all commercial and operational priorities for the Asia region. Prior to ConvaTec, Mr. Mehrtash held general management positions at Goldwell/Aveda.
Steven C. Miller, Vice President, Product Innovation
Steven Miller joined SonoSite in July 2011 as Vice President, Ultrasound Technologies. His career in ultrasound began in 1987 with Philips Ultrasound where he led advanced development projects in B-mode and Color Doppler. In 1992, he joined GE Healthcare to work on their first high-end digital ultrasound system as a senior systems engineer. While there, he held various positions including Lead Systems Designer, Advanced Development and Systems Engineering Manager, and Principal Engineer, and he led major redesigns of their beamformer and signal path. As GE’s ultrasound business expanded, he was promoted into global principal engineering roles leading new global platform design programs involving engineering teams in several countries.
In 2007, his focus shifted from ultrasound systems to probes, including a position as Global Ultrasound Probe Engineering GM; in this role, he managed teams working in seven countries on electronic 4D (e4D), mechanical 4D, innovative acoustic designs, and probe electronics. While at GE, he benefited from extensive Six Sigma and Technology Leadership Programs. Mr. Miller has over 25 U.S. patents to his name and is a senior member of IEEE. He graduated with a MSEE from Stanford University and alternated his studies at Cal-Poly (Pomona) and Stanford with work in the defense industry, including Rockwell’s SONAR Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL).
Brian Noyes, Vice President of Marketing for North America and South America
Brian Noyes was named SonoSite's Vice President of Marketing for North America and South America in November 2011. Since joining the company, he has capitalized on SonoSite's marketing initiatives, driving product demand and overseeing market expansion. Mr. Noyes has extensive experience in the medical device industry and a successful product launch track record—specifically, 20 years at Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES), a Johnson & Johnson Company, and a leader in energy-based surgical devices. Most recently, he served as the company's Global Product Director of Energy where he was responsible for developing and marketing a $1 billion franchise, as well as launching products internationally and leading cross-functional teams. Previous to this role, he held other EES managerial positions in sales and marketing.
Richard Salzar, Vice President, General Manager, Europe and Africa
In October 2011, Richard Salzar joined SonoSite as the Vice President and General Manager of Europe and Africa. He brings to his position, 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry with past success at the strategic and business level, including leadership positions in sales, marketing, product management, and operations. In his role at SonoSite, he will expand the company’ international footprint while leveraging current global resources.
Mr. Salzar began his career at IMED Corporation, which later merged with Alaris Medical Systems, Inc., and Cardinal Heath, Inc. At Cardinal Health, he served as the Vice President of Safety Disposables within the North America business unit. He was also the Vice President of Strategic Marketing for Alaris’ international products, and he directed the company’s European and global programs. Most recently, he was engaged in the development and licensing of intellectual property as the President and Founder of Ventana Consulting International and Renaudia Medical, LLC.
David G. Willis, Vice President, Competitive Strategy and Innovation
Mr. Willis first joined SonoSite in 1999 and was instrumental in shaping the product direction and market positioning of the company’s first product, the 180 system. Mr. Willis was vice president of sales and marketing for Ultrasonix, a privately held diagnostic ultrasound company based in Canada, from 2003 until 2006 when he rejoined SonoSite in his current position. From 1989 to 1999, Mr. Willis worked at ATL Ultrasound and Philips Medical Systems, where he held positions in clinical marketing and international sales. He was also a sonographer at the Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg, Canada and is a registered medical sonographer (RDMS, RDCS). He completed the Executive Education Program at the Wharton School of Business.