MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ZONARE, the pioneer and developer of next generation ultrasound technology, announced the appointment of Stephen Edwards as vice president of U.S. sales for the company. Edwards brings more than 25 years of successful medical sales and executive experience to ZONARE. He will join the company's senior management team of industry veterans and is responsible for providing U.S. clinicians with ZONARE's award winning Zone Sonography Technology (ZST).
"With our mission of providing superb image quality and clinical value, Steve's appointment brings even further depth to our management team," said Timothy Marcotte, president and CEO for ZONARE. "Through our Living Technology, we deliver ultrasound excellence based on a dynamic and open architecture that allows continual platform evolvement to meet the changing needs of our customers. Steve will be a key contributor in guiding this vision."
Prior to ZONARE, Edwards held sales management positions at Siemens Medical Solutions, Acuson and Toshiba America Medical Systems. His most recent position was National Sales Manager for GE Healthcare, General Imaging Ultrasound, where his team helped increase market share to 48 percent of the US ultrasound market. Edwards holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oregon State University.
"I am excited to be joining the ZONARE team and look forward to growing the use and benefits of this amazing technology throughout the country," said Edwards. "We are solely focused at making ultrasound better and, as a result, improving patient care through our Living Technology. This foundation is two generations beyond conventional digital beam-former systems, enabling an efficient, economical upgrade path while delivering outstanding image quality and performance."
Also joining the management team is Larry McCabe, whom ZONARE recently added as the director of Product Definition. McCabe has an extensive background in ultrasound and clinical engineering. His more than 20 years of experience includes senior positions at Siemens, Acuson, Hansen Medical and Allocade.
"We are very fortunate to have Larry's industry expertise in the field of ultrasound," said Marcotte. "His accomplishments in defining and designing complicated medical products, coupled with his success in bringing those products to market, brings great value to our company. We look forward to working with Larry and his depth of ultrasound expertise he brings to ZONARE to help lead us into the future."
McCabe earned a bachelor of arts in biophysics from the University of California Berkley and a master of science in medical engineering through a joint program of UC Berkley and UC San Francisco.
"I am pleased to be joining Steve and the other ZONARE ultrasound professionals as we continue to make further innovations with this powerful technology," said McCabe. "Most importantly, we will be providing state-of-the-art technology to our clinicians for a wide variety of applications in support of excellence in patient care."
About ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc.
ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., based in Mountain View, Calif., is solely dedicated to ultrasound excellence through its innovative, software-based, next generation technology which provides the platform for the company's living technology designed to meet its customers evolving imaging needs. The patented design and architecture of the z.one ultrasound platform delivers high-end image quality and clinical versatility at unparalleled value. ZONARE's exclusive, next generation ultrasound focus resulted in Frost & Sullivan awarding the 2011 North American Technology Innovation Award in Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging Technology to ZONARE. For more information, visit: www.zonare.com.
ZONARE, z.one, and Zone Sonography are trademarks of ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc.
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