Bothell, WA - August 28, 2008 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, today said that Thomas J. Dugan, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and US Sales, will resign as of September 11, 2008. Mr. Dugan will be joining the Advanced Wound Management Division of Smith & Nephew as President of its North American Business, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida. "I want to thank Tom for his many contributions to Sonosite since joining the company in 2005," said Kevin M. Goodwin, Sonosite President and CEO.
"He has been instrumental in developing the company€™s focus on point-of-care ultrasound and has built a strong marketing and sales team. We wish Tom great success in his new position." "It has been a rewarding experience to work with Sonosite and help the company achieve its growth objectives," Mr. Dugan said. "Sonosite leads the way in opening visualization at the point-of-care to help physicians deliver better and safer patient care. I am very proud to have worked with such an exceptional group of people and know that the company is well positioned to continue to succeed on the many opportunities ahead."
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 over 600 people worldwide.