Sonic Concepts Expands to Welcome Albertus Kariko as Director of Operations
Kariko Brings 20+ Years of Experience Optimizing Production in Manufacturing, Operations, and Engineering Departments
Seattle, WA: Sonic Concepts, Inc., welcomes engineering management expert Albertus Kariko, who joins the rapidly growing company in an expanded Director of Operations role. Kariko comes to Sonic Concepts after nearly 15 years at Ardagh Glass, where he occupied leadership positions in manufacturing and operational excellence. Theresa (Forseth) Jacoby, the previous Director of Operations, has been promoted to Corporate Vice President.
An expert in workflow optimization and continuous quality improvement, at Ardagh, Kariko oversaw a percentage point increase in annual production while simultaneously reducing manufacturing defects. Kariko brings his expertise to Sonic Concepts as the company responds to the growing demand for its revolutionary, laboratory-ready focused ultrasound research systems, NeuroFUS™ and HIFUPlex™, as well as its extensive catalog of focused ultrasound transducers and other innovative biomedical devices.
This critical hire further demonstrates Sonic Concepts’ commitment to superior quality in engineering design and manufacturing. In addition to overseeing the company’s total quality processes and manufacturing, Kariko brings a strong customer service focus that will enhance customer, partner, and vendor relationships. “I am delighted to join Sonic Concepts,” says Kariko. “This is an exciting time of growth for the company, and I look forward to working with our multi-talented engineers and operations professionals to increase throughput and further expand our manufacturing and production capabilities.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Albertus to the Sonic Concepts family,” remarks CEO Kyle Morrison. “We are gratified to see rising interest in our focused ultrasound solutions, and Albertus is ideally situated to lead the improvement in our operational capabilities as we scale to meet the incredible worldwide demand.”
Originally from Windhoek, Namibia, Kariko holds a BS in Applied Engineering Sciences and an MS in Management, Strategy, and Leadership from Michigan State University as well as multiple certifications in continuous improvement management and executive management. He also holds a Six Sigma Green Belt.
Sonic Concepts™ is the global leader in designing and delivering innovative therapeutic and focused ultrasound solutions for leading-edge pre-clinical research. In addition to their HIFUPlex™ and NeuroFUS™ systems, the company creates customized ultrasound devices tailored for unique clinical and industrial needs. Sonic Concepts also offers custom R&D engineering, design, and prototyping services, plus scalable manufacturing of specialized ultrasound transducers and systems for a wide variety of therapy and imaging purposes. Every day, researchers and organizations around the world use Sonic Concepts’ best-in-class customizable products and turnkey ultrasonic therapy and imaging solutions to make medical breakthroughs and solve complex problems.