Medical technology executive brings 25 years of experience in Asian markets
BOTHELL, WA - February 9, 2006 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader in hand-carried ultrasound, announced today that it has appointed Peter S.R. Hsu, managing director of Northeast Asia with responsibility for sales and service operations in China/Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.
Mr. Hsu, a Taiwanese national, has worked in the medical technology field since 1981, primarily based out of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Most recently he was senior director of strategic market development for Philips Medical Systems Cardiac and Monitoring Systems in Andover, Mass. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Hsu served as senior director for Philips Ultrasound Asia Pacific in Hong Kong.
"Peter's broad experience in Asia's primary medical markets is a tremendous asset for Sonosite and our future growth plans," said Graham Cox, Vice President, International. "His sales and market development expertise, in combination with a strong technical background, will accelerate our penetration into these markets."
"In this new role, Peter will be responsible for all business activities in Northeast Asia with a particular focus on building Sonosite's China business," Mr. Cox said. "Based in Shanghai, he will provide important strategic support to our existing China organization and facilitate management of other key markets in surrounding countries."