San Diego, June 21, 2016 /PRWeb– Sommetrics™, Inc., a company focused on providing products and services that improve sleep quality, announces the hiring of Sarah Polk as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Stephen Maine as Vice President of Bioinformatics to facilitate the advancement of the company’s cNEP® (continuous negative external pressure) technology, products and services focused on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and sedation-related apneas.
Ms. Polk brings over 20 years of experience in leading commercialization, marketing and public relations efforts with multiple medical device companies. Before joining Sommetrics, Ms. Polk was President/CEO of Marketing Intelligence, LLC where she developed successful business expansion strategies that elevated client sales and company growth. Ms. Polk has also held positions as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Inline Distributing Company and VP of Marketing at Immersion Corporation. She has vast experience in negotiating and establishing key partnerships, advancing market development, and leading product launches spanning multiple product lines.
“Ms. Polk is a dynamic marketing executive with a proven track record of achieving exponential sales growth for global healthcare, medical device and technology firms,” says Dr. Richard Rose, Chief Executive Officer of Sommetrics. “As we begin to commercialize the cNEP Airway System and continue development work for our technology in the sleep markets that address OSA and snoring, Sarah’s expertise in product launch and navigating businesses through national and international expansion initiatives, coupled with her ability to inspire and develop cross-functional global teams that build highly profitable, long-lasting business relationships will prove to be valuable assets for Sommetrics.”
“I am delighted to be a part of the Sommetrics’ executive team,” says Ms. Polk, “I look forward to the opportunity to introduce cNEP technology to the market and making a difference in the millions of lives that are impacted by sleep disorders and sedation-related airway issues.”
Mr. Maine, a pioneer in broadband, video and consumer electronics, has worked extensively in early stage technology companies to bring innovative products to market. He has consulted with Sommetrics for the last two years, and is the systems architect for the current implementation of product software and hardware. Mr. Maine’s experience includes working at SONICblue where he held multiple positions as Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President, and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Maine was also CEO of iCache, Inc., a business he started while a subsidiary of Sensory Science. Mr. Maine was also Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Sensory Science. He has also held positions as Senior Director New Business Development at Broadcom, and VP Business Development Satellite & Data Network Division at GI-VideoCypher, VP Business Development at General Instrument Corporation, and VP Marketing and Business Development for Microchip Technology. He holds numerous patents and was recognized by EE Times as one of 30 people who made the most significant contributions to the development of the integrated circuit industry.
“Successfully integrating bioinformatics data with our cNEP technology is an essential part of our vision aimed at improving sleep quality, said Dr. Rose. “Mr. Maine’s leadership experience and software expertise will significantly help us bring optimal solutions that complement our innovative technology.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining Sommetrics at this stage in the company’s growth to help advance the technology programs,” said Stephen Maine.
Sommetrics, a privately funded San Diego based company, is committed to improving the health and well-being of individuals through improved sleep quality. The company is developing innovative solutions that help assess and prevent the narrowing of the upper airway. These problems range from obstructive sleep apnea to snoring and other disruptive sleep patterns that affect a large number of adults worldwide. Sommetrics’ proprietary technology, cNEP (continuous negative external pressure), provides a comfortable way of keeping the airway open during sleep and during mild to moderate sedation. The Company’s first product, the cNEP Airway System, gained FDA clearance in December 2015. For more information, visit http://www.Sommetrics.com.
cNEP is a registered trademark of Sommetrics, Inc. Sommetrics and the logo are trademarks of Sommetrics, Inc.
Richard M. Rose, M.D.
President and CEO