Sonendo Appoints Chief Commercial Officer

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Sept. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonendo®, Inc., the developer of a transformative technology for the endodontic marketplace, today announced that the Company has appointed Christopher Rabbitt as Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Rabbitt will be responsible for driving the commercialization strategy for Sonendo's GentleWave™ System and future technologies.

"Chris brings considerable sales and marketing leadership experience and a strong track record of driving sustained sales growth leveraging highly differentiated technologies with compelling value propositions, making him a great fit for Sonendo," stated Bjarne Bergheim, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonendo. "His expertise will be crucial as we look to transform the endodontic therapy market, improve the patient experience, increase procedural success rates, and improve practice economics for our customers."

Mr. Rabbitt joins Sonendo from Intuitive Surgical, Inc., a rapidly growing company in robotic surgery, where he held a variety of senior level sales and marketing roles, most recently serving as Director of Global Sales and Marketing for the Company's Cardiothoracic Surgery division. Mr. Rabbitt also has served in product manager and sales roles at CardioVations, a division of Ethicon, Inc. Mr. Rabbitt holds a B.A. in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from The University of California, Berkeley.

About Sonendo®

Sonendo, Inc. is a privately-held, venture-backed company developing innovative and disruptive technologies to transform endodontic therapy. In the United States alone, more than 17 million root canal procedures are performed each year. Sonendo aims to improve clinical quality and business economics of current root canal therapy. For more information please visit:

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