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Sonics Celebrates 50 Years of Manufacturing

(l-r): Newtown First Selectman Dan Rosenthal, Sonics & Materials President Lauren Soloff, Sonics & Materials Chief Executive Officer Robert Soloff and Connecticut Attorney General William Tong

Robert Soloff announced that his daughter, Lauren Soloff, will be assuming the office of President, effective immediately, while he will be continuing in his role as CEO.

Sonics & Materials, Inc. celebrated its milestone 50th anniversary with a gala luncheon recently at its headquarters in Newtown, CT, marking 50 years of manufacturing in the state of Connecticut, as a supplier of plastics assembly systems and ultrasonic welders.

Sonics & Materials, Inc. was started in 1969 in Danbury by Robert S. Soloff (founder and ongoing CEO) and has been located in Newtown for the last 21 years, with a worldwide network of distributors and representatives, many of whom traveled from as far as China and South Africa to partake in the celebration.

At the luncheon, Robert Soloff announced that his daughter, Lauren Soloff, who joined the company in 1995 and is currently executive vice president, will be assuming the office of President, effective immediately, while he will be continuing in his role as CEO.

"Over the past 50 years, Sonics has cemented its role as an industry pioneer, acquiring a total of 30 patents (plus 3 pending) for technological innovations, continuing the work started by Robert Soloff, who was awarded the original patent for the ultrasonic method for welding rigid thermoplastic parts," said a company spokesperson. "This groundbreaking assembly technique is now used universally across many manufacturing sectors, especially the automotive, aviation, medical device, electronics, appliance and battery industries."

In his remarks, Robert Soloff noted the myriad ways in which the simple sound waves at the heart of ultrasonic technology are used today. Speaking of "the almost magical force of ultrasonics," he said, "I like to think of our company as a symphony orchestra where everyone has their part, and together we make beautiful music and produce world class ultrasonic products. Our music, however, is mostly in the 15 kHz to 40 kHz range."

The company was joined in its celebration, which also coincided with Soloff's 80th birthday, by several local, state and federal officials, and included remarks by Attorney General William Tong and Newtown First Selectman Dan Rosenthal, as well as the presentation of proclamations and certificates of recognition.

In addition to welding systems, Sonics' other ultrasonic product lines, including liquid processors, are employed throughout research facilities, hospitals and thousands of laboratories and universities, as well as in the nanotechnology, cannabis, biotechnology and DNA sequencing fields.

Commenting on her expanded role at the company, Lauren Soloff, said, "I look forward to continuing our history of innovation - to developing more high-performance ultrasonic solutions for our customers' varied applications, while continuing to provide them with the kind of service and support that can transform their business. I appreciate the trust my father has shown me, as well as the hard work and support of all the Sonics' employees who have brought us to 50 years of success."

For more information contact:

Sonics & Materials, Inc.

53 Church Hill Road

Newtown, CT 06470

203-270-4600 / 800-745-1105

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