Our Leadership

Sandi Wright, Founder & CEO of Andau Medical, has an established track record of over 20 years in sales leadership with some of the largest and most recognized global companies in the medical device industry including Nestlé Healthcare Nutrition, Baxter, Cardinal Health and Philips.  Holding a BCom and an MSc in Health Systems Management, Sandi understands each health authority’s technology acquisition process and the importance of establishing value propositions that align to real world clinical needs.  Sales and marketing strategies for each product line are created and enhanced with this knowledge and understanding.  Under Sandi’s leadership Andau Medical is proudly in the business of meeting the needs of our clinicians and driving value-based healthcare.

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Darren Beveridge, VP Sales & Business Development, is a senior medical device leader and executive, with significant and broad industry experience. His early career path, starting in pharmaceutical sales and moving rapidly into senior leadership roles in that industry, paved the way for a very fortunate 20 plus years of managerial experience with true global industry and category leaders such as Thermofisher Scientific, Cardinal Health, and Hillrom. He has lead large and diverse teams serving the Laboratory, O.R., University, Government, Group Purchasing Organizations and the Acute Care Hospital spaces, and has extensive personal C-suite experience in all of those areas. In those roles he was fortunate enough to oversee the signing of a number of record breaking company deals and contracts, with his success humbly dictated through honest sincere focus on patients, clinical outcomes, and simple consistent service to valued customers of all types.

Lynita Eckersley, Director of Sales, Dental, Canada

brings a wide range of experiences to her leadership position at Andau Medical. A Registered Dental Hygienist with 18-years in clinic, Lynita has also taught dental assisting programs and has worked in Dental Device sales for the last decade.  Enthusiastic and approachable, Lynita leads by example, equating leadership with on-going learning. She demonstrates a passion for innovation and technologies that improve patient outcomes and enhance clinical work environments. As a team leader, she is dedicated to coaching and mentoring the team to enhance their knowledge and provide outstanding customer service each and every day.

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Autumn Shumaker, Director of Sales, USA

brings her passion for people, health, and wellness to the Andau Medical team.  Holding a BS in Kinesiology, Autumn has 20 years of sales experience in the medical and dental device world including companies such as Pentax, Bayer, and Straumann. She has held positions as executive territory manager, sales trainer, area business development manager, and business and marketing director for the North American Market.  Autumn also shares her expertise working closely with channel partners, product launches, and national program implementation.  She has supported the dental community during some of the most critical stages in their business life cycles by guiding them with practice growth and development, in conjunction with her previous channel partner relationship with the Spear Institute.  Autumn will be an integral part of support for the Andau Medical team, our clinical customers, and ultimately the patients,  in the US market.

Evelyn Chicoine, Director of Marketing 

brings a wealth of experience as a professional in the medical supply industry for more than a decade including her tenure with PRIMED Medical Products where she developed and lead global teams and strategies.  In addition to her tenure with PRIMED, Evelyn has an entrepreneurial spirit which was solidified when she co-founded an international medical supply company focused on driving cost savings and efficiencies for the US market.  In this role she gained tremendous hands-on experience in the unique challenges and opportunities associated with a start-up.  Evelyn’s execution-oriented approach has enabled her to achieve many career heights including fast progression to executive leadership teams.  She credits her success to open communication, value-added relationship building and a collaborative, direct approach. 

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Brent Hite, Business Development Manager

at Andau Medical, is focused on working with exceptional global manufacturing partners to bring new innovative devices to the market in North America.  Brent has 25 years of tenure in the medical device industry, promoting healthy outcomes to improve the quality of life for Canadian patients.   Areas of expertise include Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Wound Care, Respiratory, Anesthesia and Phlebology working for companies including Ortho Active Appliances, PureCare Inc, BSN Medical and Essity Health.  He has a solid understanding of the effort and focus required to bring innovative products into the North American Healthcare Market.  Away from the office passions lie on the tennis court, the tee box and in the pursuit of family adventure.

Karen Pitts, Human Resource Manager

brings a proven track record of providing guidance and support through organizational change from her 25 years of experience in healthcare.  Holding a BSc in Nutrition and Human Resource Management Certificate, Karen brings expertise to support Andau Medical mission in bridging the gap between clinical needs and technologies.  Her expertise from working in sales for Nestle Nutrition and as a dietitian with Alberta Health Services allows her to find the right candidates to support Andau Medicals' people-first mission and commitment to customer service.  Her ability to read people and her passion for culture will be an integral part in supporting the exciting growth of the Andau Medical Team.

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Lisa Jensen, Customer Service Manager

Lisa Jensen is our customer service manager at Andau Medical.  Lisa has 15 years of experience in the dental industry.  Her years of working as a dental assistant and managing dental offices brings a high level of expertise and understanding of our customer needs.  Lisa’s years of working with patients and dental professionals allows her to support our customers and provide the excellence standard of Customer Service that is the vision and mission of Andau Medical.  Her passion for providing excellent patient care is extended to ensuring Andau customers' journey is managed from the start to the end with complete satisfaction.

 

Lisa’s experience working with patients and dental professionals allows her to support our customers and provide the excellence standard of Customer Service that is the vision and mission of Andau Medical.  Her passion for providing excellent patient care is extended to ensuring Andau customers' journey is managed from the start to the end with complete satisfaction.

 

Our History

Andau Medical is named after the Bridge at Andau which connects Hungary and Austria.  Many families were able to escape over this bridge in 1956 during the Hungarian Revolution to seek refuge and safety, including Sandi Wright’s family.  This historically significant bridge, which also inspired a novel titled “The Bridge at Andau” by James A. Michener, was destroyed in November 1956, just one day after Sandi’s family crossed safely.  The bridge was rebuilt in 1996 as a symbol of tolerance and helpfulness. 

 

Symbolically, Andau Medical was established under this name to signify the building of bridges between clinical needs and technologies.  We offer our clinicians a bridge to some of the best technologies in the world offered by our innovative manufacturing partners, by way of our knowledgeable and service-oriented sales team.   The bridges we build lead to exceptional patient care and enhanced outcomes at a sustainable price-point for the healthcare system.

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The Bridge at Andau in November 1956

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The Bridge at Andau Today

 
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Our sister company, Catalyst4Care, works with start-ups developing new technologies.

Collaboratively, we leverage our connections and expertise to enter new markets and commercialize game-changing products.

For more information on Catalyst4Care visit www.catalyst4care.com