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Whiteman Lecture speaker

Barry McNamara
03/17/2011
Kevin Goodwin, president and CEO of medical technology company SonoSite, Inc., and an alumnus of Monmouth College, will present the Wendell Whiteman Memorial Lecture on April 7 at 11 a.m. in the Dahl Chapel and Auditorium

Titled “From Monmouth College to CEO/Entrepreneur,” Goodwin’s talk is free and open to the public.

After graduating with a degree in business administration from Monmouth in 1980, Goodwin embarked on his current three-decade career in life sciences, most of which have been in medical ultrasound. He has led SonoSite since its spin-off from ATL Ultrasound in 1998. SonoSite is the world leader in hand-carried and mountable ultrasound, as well as the industry leader in impedance cardiography equipment.

From 1997 until the spin-off, Goodwin was vice president and general manager of ATL Ultrasound’s Handheld Systems Business Group. Prior to that position, he served as vice president and general manager for ATL’s business in Asia Pacific, Latin America, Australia and Canada (APLAC) in 1991. Goodwin, who initially joined ATL in 1987 as a sales representative, began his career in medical products with American Hospital Supply Corporation as a national distribution manager.

In 1993, Goodwin completed the Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

“There is no more exciting field than medical technology,” said Mike Connell, professor of political economy and commerce at Monmouth. “I am teaching a new course on innovation and some of the most exciting discoveries enable all of us to live longer, more active lives. As CEO of Sonosite, Kevin Goodwin is right in the middle of that mix. He is an ideal spokesperson to show what can occur when business is combined with science.”

More information about Goodwin and his company is available at www.sonosite.com.

The Whiteman Lecture Series brings prominent leaders of American business and industry to the Monmouth College campus. It is named in memory of Wendell Whiteman, an alumnus of the college and long-time executive of Security Savings Bank in Monmouth.