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Ultrasonix Medical Corporation Names New Senior Executives

6/21/2006 10:21:51 AM

BURNABY, British Columbia, June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultrasonix Medical Corporation, a company dedicated to providing "Smart Ultrasound for better patient care," announces appointments of three executives, adding high-profile professionals to its growing list of industry catalysts. Lyle Mussman is appointed as Vice President of Sales - North America; John Fitzgerald as General Manager - Europe Sales; and Peter Redden as General Manager - Asia Sales. Each of these individuals possesses more than 25 years of industry experience and demonstrated excellence in expanding market share in their given territories.

Mussman was most recently Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Mirabel Medical Systems, a developer of breast cancer screening devices in Austin, Texas. Mussman has worked as Senior Manager in corporate accounts, sales and marketing in the Ultrasound industry for the past 28 years. Additionally, as a business leader at GE Healthcare's Specialty Ultrasound, he was responsible for a three-fold increase in the OB/Gyn sales over 3 years. Mussman has a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Missouri State University and has completed various sales and marketing training programs throughout his career.

Fitzgerald has been in the Health Care field for 34 years, the last 10+ years of which he has been based in Europe and the previous years in the Canadian market. While in Canada, Fitzgerald was General Manager of Overseas Monitor Corporation (OMC), a medical electronic distributor of the Aloka Ultrasound product line. Under his direction OMC sold the first Color Flow Doppler unit in North America in the early 1980's. In 1995, Fitzgerald was appointed as Distributor Manager for ATL and increased the European sales by 40% in 3 years.

Redden possesses over 20 years experience in Asia Pacific region in various capacities ranging from overseeing operational management to building Asia wide sales organizations. Most recently, Redden was General Manager for Cooper Surgical, in which he was responsible for establishing and managing Asian regional sales. Redden also serves as Managing Director of Pacific Marketing Company where he has demonstrated in-depth market knowledge by assisting companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Interspec Inc., Advanced Technology Laboratories and Siemens Medical Devices. Redden obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kutztown University.

"Ultrasonix is thrilled to add such proven and experienced talent to its current employee ranks. Furthermore, given our recent growth in international operations the aforementioned professionals enable us to further expand our business operations and build a broader network of key talent to serve customer needs," stated John Buhler, President and CEO of Ultrasonix Medical Corporation.

About Ultrasonix Medical Corporation:

A privately held company based in Burnaby, British Columbia, focuses on development and manufacturing of high quality diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems. Further information is available at

Ultrasonix Medical Corporation

CONTACT: Rossa Sung, Global Marketing Manager of Ultrasonix MedicalCorporation, +1-604-437-9500, or fax, +1-604-437-9502,

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