Jeffrey Andrews joins Advanced Electron Beams from Atlas Venture as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development
Andrews to Manage New Business Development and Strategic Partnerships as AEB Expands
WILMINGTON, Mass., January 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Advanced Electron Beams (AEB), whose compact electron beam technology helps manufacturers become more environmentally sustainable while improving profitability, today announced it named Jeff Andrews to the position of Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. Having spent ten years at Atlas Venture, Andrews brings extensive experience in technology businesses and in new venture development. He will oversee strategic partnerships, new business for emerging electron beam applications, and strategic planning in his role at AEB.
“As we continue to grow our business in medical device, pharmaceutical, food and beverage packaging applications, we see increasing opportunity for electron beams to solve an even broader range of manufacturing challenges,” said Mitch Tyson, CEO of Advanced Electron Beams. “Jeff is an ideal addition to our team right now and comes in with experience developing businesses in new markets, a track record of successful execution, and a passion for clean technology – he will be invaluable to the process of developing the strategic partnerships we need to grow.”
“AEB is at an exciting stage of development and poised to expand rapidly,” said Jeff Andrews, senior vice president of strategy and business development at Advanced Electron Beams. “I’ve followed AEB from the beginning and witnessed the successful development of a technology platform that holds enormous potential for a wide range of applications. I was eager to transition from an investor to an operating role, and AEB provided the ideal opportunity to join a successful team and work on solutions that deliver both economic and environmental value.”
Prior to joining Advanced Electron Beams, Andrews was a partner at Atlas Venture where he invested in technology companies serving the clean energy, mobile electronics and media markets. Prior to Atlas, he held a range of strategy and operating roles at Intel Corporation, Lockheed Martin, and Becton Dickinson Corporation. Andrews holds six patents, four in fiber optics and two in medical systems, and was twice named Inventor of the Year at Lockheed Martin Aero and Naval Systems. He has also authored numerous publications in technical journals.
Andrews is Chairman of the Advisory Board for NIST’s Technology Innovation Program. He also serves on the advisory board of the MIT Deshpande Center and has served as an advisor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the area of clean energy policy. He co-chairs the innovation task force for the New England Clean Energy Council and sits on the Board of Directors of Lilliputian Systems and Pixtronix on behalf of Atlas, both New England based technology companies.
About Advanced Electron Beams
Advanced Electron Beams (AEB) enables the green factory of the future with its energy-efficient, cost-saving, environmentally sustainable technology. AEB replaces traditional thermal and chemical production processes with its compact electron beam emitters that harness electrons to enable cleaner, less expensive and more efficient production. AEB’s emitters are used in common processes such as sterilization, curing, polymer treatment and pollution abatement across industries including pharmaceutical and medical device, food and beverage, printing and packaging, industrial coatings and plastics manufacturing. For more information about Wilmington, Mass,-based AEB, visit www.aeb.com.