Jim Gilmore returns to Sonosite Lee Dunbar promoted BOTHELL, WA - June 16, 2006 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader in hand-carried ultrasound, today announced the appointment of James M. Gilmore as Vice President, Advanced Development and Ultrasound Engineering and the promotion of Lee D. Dunbar to Vice President, Premium Products Engineering.Mr. Gilmore was one of the original engineers at Sonosite when the company was spun off from ATL Ultrasound in 1998. He served as Director, Transducer Engineering for six years and played a key role in the development of the Sonosite 180, iLook and TITAN systems. In 2004, Mr. Gilmore joined GE Healthcare and served as Global Engineering Manager for Global Ultrasound Probes until his recent decision to rejoin Sonosite.
At GE he managed a staff of over 60 engineers located in the US, China, Japan, Austria, France, Norway and India and was responsible for all aspects of product definition, design, development and manufacturing engineering support of diagnostic ultrasound transducers. Mr. Gilmore's career in the ultrasound industry includes engineering management positions at ATL Ultrasound from 1991 through 1998 and at Diasonics from 1989 to 1991 as an acoustics engineer. He was honored as an ATL Technical Fellow for innovation and technical leadership in advanced phased array and multidimensional array projects and is named as an inventor on three patents for transducer technology.
Mr. Gilmore received both his BS in electrical engineering and his MS in biomedical engineering from Drexel University. Mr. Dunbar's career in ultrasound technology spans more than 20 years. He joined Sonosite in 1999 as a member of the company's technical team and helped develop the Sonosite 180, the company's and industry's first hand-carried ultrasound product. He has been a key technical contributor in all of the company's subsequent products and prior to this promotion served as Director, Software Engineering. From 1992 to 1996 Mr. Dunbar held engineering management positions at ATL Ultrasound, now part of Philips Medical Systems, and from 1985 to 1992 worked at Quantum Medical Systems, acquired by Siemens AG in 1990. He is named as an inventor on a patent issued in 1995 for color flow imaging algorithms and was honored as an ATL Technical Fellow for leading the software architecture of ATL's highly successful HDI 3000 product line. Mr. Dunbar received both his BS and MS degrees in computer science from Washington State University.
"I am pleased to welcome Jim Gilmore back to Sonosite and congratulate Lee Dunbar on his well deserved promotion," said Bradley G. Garrett, Sonosite Chief Operating Officer. "Their dedication and strong records of successful innovation in ultrasound technology will make important contributions as we introduce future products that promise to transform medical practice by changing the role of ultrasound in medicine."
Sonosite, Inc. (www.sonosite.com) is the innovator and world leader in hand-carried ultrasound, with an installed base of more than 25,000 systems. The company, headquartered near Seattle, is represented by eight subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 75 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 approximately 500 people worldwide.