BOTHELL, WA, February 15, 2005 €“ Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO), the world leader in hand-carried ultrasound, today announced the appointments of Anne M. Bugge as Vice President, Corporate Affairs and John M. Lowell, Vice President, Operations.
Ms. Bugge will have responsibility for developing and managing Sonosite's investor and corporate communications worldwide and will report to Kevin M. Goodwin, Sonosite President and CEO. Ms. Bugge served as Vice President, Corporate and Investor Relations for ATL Ultrasound, Inc. and its predecessor company, Westmark International, Inc. from 1987 until its acquisition by Philips Medical Systems in 1998. Most recently, Ms. Bugge worked with the EVC Group, an investor and corporate communications firm specializing in advising small cap companies. Ms. Bugge received a BA in journalism from Michigan State University, continued academic studies at the University of Oslo and completed the Stanford University Executive Program.
As Vice President, Operations, Mr. Lowell's primary responsibilities will focus on directing manufacturing operations, supplier management and information technology functions at Sonosite and will report to Bradley G. Garrett, Sonosite's Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Lowell has an extensive background in engineering and operations management in the high technology field. Mr.