Sonosite Appoints Richard Salzar, Vice President, General Manager, Europe, Russia, And Africa

November 16, 2011

BOTHELL, WA– November 16, 2011– Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, today announced the appointment of Richard Salzar as the Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Russia, and Africa.

“Richard is a strong leader with 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry,” said Kevin M. Goodwin, Sonosite’s President and CEO. “As we continue to position ourselves for growth in our international markets, Richard’s past success at the strategic and business level will further strengthen our ability to expand our international footprint. We anticipate optimally structuring our approach for improved execution and growth heading into 2012.”

“Sonosite is a unique company with a superior product line and long-term market opportunity,” said Richard Salzar. “I’m excited for the opportunity to join the company and I’m confident in my ability to leverage our current resources internationally and drive strong results in the coming years.”

Mr. Salzar has years of experience in the healthcare industry and has served in leadership positions in sales, marketing, product management and operations. He began his career at IMED Corporation, which later merged with Alaris Medical Systems, Inc. and Cardinal Heath, Inc. At Cardinal Health, Mr. Salzar served as the Vice President of Safety Disposables within the North America Business Unit. He was also the Vice President of Strategic Marketing of Alaris’ international products and directed the European and global programs. Most recently, Mr. Salzar was engaged in the development and licensing of intellectual property as he served as the President and Founder of Ventana Consulting International and Renaudia Medical, LLC.

About Sonosite

Sonosite, Inc. ( is the innovator and world leader in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound and an industry leader in ultra high-frequency micro-ultrasound technology and impedance cardiography equipment. 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.