Richmond, BC – June 21, 2011 – Sonix Medical Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems, is expanding its sales management team to support growth in the United States and Canada.
Jim Branman joins Sonix as Vice President of Sales, USA starting June 20, 2011. Branman has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. During his career at SonoSite he had increasing levels of responsibility: he managed the western region for five years before becoming Director, then Vice President of U.S. Sales. Branman’s previous ultrasound experience includes General Electric and ATL (now Philips Healthcare).
Joe Bjorklund, the former Vice President of Sales, will be filling a new position at Sonix. He is now the Vice President of Business Development focusing on GPO relationships and other strategic alliances related to the company’s revolutionary SonixGPS technology and other needle guidance business. Bjorklund has more than 15 years of clinical and sales management experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Sonix, he worked for RF Technologies and SonoSite Inc.
Sonix is also appointing Greig Hyland as Vice President of Sales, Canada in recognition of significant growth opportunities in the Canadian market. Hyland, who was formally the General Manager of Sales in Canada, will be expanding the sales team across the country. He has more than 20 years of clinical and sales management experience in the diagnostic imaging healthcare industry. Prior to joining Sonix, Hyland worked for GE Healthcare as an Account Executive for ultrasound systems and DuPont Pharma as a territory manager for radiopharmaceuticals.
About Sonix: Sonix develops and manufactures diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems with customizable touch screens to simplify workflows. The company’s systems are built on an open software platform that enables remote service and easy updates to keep current with advancements in imaging technology. Founded in 2000, Sonix is a privately-held company headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.