Solta Medical Appoints Mingo Ku as Vice President Global Sales

Former Head of International Sales Promoted to Lead Company's Global Sales

Aug 08, 2013, 16:02 ET from Solta Medical, Inc.

HAYWARD, Calif., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTM), a global leader in the medical aesthetics market, today announced that Mingo Ku has been named Vice President Global Sales.  Mr. Ku was most recently Vice President International for Solta Medical, joining the Company in 2008 as Managing Director Asia.  In his expanded role, Mr. Ku will have responsibility for the non-surgical global sales organization. 

"Mingo has driven double-digit international sales growth of Solta's non-surgical products every year since he joined Solta, and for the first half of this year, international sales have increased by 32%.  His significant experience with our brands and business model, combined with proven sales leadership will be valuable assets to our executive team as we look to re-invigorate our North American sales and further expand our growth worldwide," said Mark Sieczkarek, Chairman, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Solta Medical. "Mingo was the perfect choice for us in this new position.  I look forward to working closely with him to implement the new direction and key strategies for our sales organization."

Mr. Ku's experience spans nearly 20 years in sales and marketing.  Prior to joining Solta, he served in management level positions at Reliant, Cordis Corporation (a Johnson & Johnson Company) and the SCIMED Life Sciences division of Boston Scientific International.

Mr. Ku holds a BS in International Business from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.

About Solta Medical, Inc.

Solta Medical, Inc. is a global leader in the medical aesthetics market providing innovative, safe, and effective solutions for patients that enhance and expand the practice of medical aesthetics for physicians. The Company offers aesthetic energy devices for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation, acne reduction, body contouring and skin tightening, as well as tools and accessories to optimize the latest liposuction techniques. Each brand is an established category leader, and together comprise of a comprehensive platform to address a range of aesthetic skin and body issues. Fraxel® delivers minimally-invasive clinical solutions to resurface aging and sun damaged skin. Clear + Brilliant® is a cost-effective, non-ablative laser treatment uniquely designed to improve skin tone and radiance. Isolaz® acne treatment combines vacuum and painless broadband light to address a wide variety of acne types. CLARO® is an FDA-cleared personal care acne device that uses heat and light to clear skin quickly and naturally. Thermage® is a non-invasive radiofrequency procedure that improves the appearance of wrinkles, which can result in smoother, more contoured skin. Liposonix® is a non-surgical single-treatment procedure that uses advanced high-intensity focused ultrasound technology to destroy targeted fat beneath the skin. VASERshape™ is a complementary non-invasive treatment that combines low frequency, non-focused ultrasound and lymphatic massage to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve blood circulation with minimal pain or no downtime. The VASERlipo™ system uses ultrasound technology to selectively remove unwanted body fat. It includes VentX® technology that powers an aspiration system for quiet, efficient removal of fatty tissue and precision vented cannulas to maximize aspiration efficiency and speed. VASERsmooth™ is a unique body sculpting add-on tool for use with the VASERlipo system. PowerX® is a power-assisted liposuction system that uses a unique rotational motion which can be used with the VASERlipo system or to enhance traditional liposuction systems. The TouchView® system fits between the fingers and provides diagnostic imaging of subcutaneous structures during procedures. Both the VASERlipo system and traditional liposuction systems can utilize the Origins™ products, a complete line of custom liposuction infiltration, re-injection and aspiration cannulas and accessories. More than two and a half million procedures have been performed with Solta Medical's portfolio of products around the world.

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