Andrew D. Cothrel


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Executive Management Program
Cranfield University, Bedford, UK

Masters of Science in Engineering
University of Michigan, MSE (MI)

Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering
Ohio State University, BSME (Columbus, Ohio)

Additional Studies
London Business School, London, UK
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Additional Studies
Roche Horizons Programme London Business School
Executive Management Programme Cranfield University of Management

Extensive corporate/seminar training in new product commercialization, FDA/QSR, supply chain management (Penn State, Ohio State), statistics/quality/problem solving tools (former ASQ CQE designation, SPC, DoE, Root Cause, etc.), advanced manufacturing methods (6s, TPS/Lean/5S, etc.), business strategy, negotiating, and people/team leadership.

Andrew is Cientives co-owner and board member. With more than 20 years of experience spanning from start-up companies to giant enterprisesAndrew Cothrels career encompasses all phases of the business cycle. He has a breadth and depth of experience and expertise seldom seen in the healthcare industry todayfrom operational, financial, commercial, and technical expertise to organizational know-how that has led innovative medical products companies to success.

Andrews areas of expertise include:

  • Business-driven decision making and risk taking
  • Building high-performing teams/Performance turnarounds
  • Change management
  • Strategy, analysis, & synthesis that lead to execution
  • Managing growth, planning/implementing change
  • Structuring, staffing, aligning, & orchestrating organizations
  • Medical devices, diagnostics, life sciences
  • Due diligence, M&A assessment/integration
  • Manufacturing process development
  • Coaching, advising, Board roles

Andrews career has been diverse and highly successful. In the medical products/life sciences, he has risen through roles in R&D, engineering, manufacturing, strategy, global projects, and general management at Abbott Laboratories, Boehringer Mannheim, and Roche Diagnostics, culminating in a five-year VP/Site Manager role at Roche. He has experience with diagnostic, orthopedic, and emergent/intensive care medical devices, and research tools/reagents. In addition, Andrew has served in an advisory and consultancy role for medical products innovators.

Mr. Cothrels complete CV.