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Our Leadership

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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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.

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.

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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. 

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.

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Brenda Kieffer-Ross, Director of Operations

brings extensive experience in both
operational management and finance to her role at Andau Medical. Over the last few decades Brenda has been an operational executive for Forbes Group where she was responsible for overseeing operations and finance during a period of rapid growth where the business grew from 1 pharmacy to 10 pharmacies in
addition to clinics and other related businesses. Brenda was an integral part of the acquisition by RXDM (Neighbourly Pharmacy) in 2018. Following the acquisition of the pharmacies, Brenda continued to work with Forbes Group where she launched 10 cannabis stores under the Clarity Cannabis umbrella and established licensing, design and managed store openings for Alberta and BC. Brenda strongly believes in maintaining a growth mindset and constantly pushing the limits of what's possible. Her boundless curiosity allows her to fearlessly approach business challenges with a unique perspective and develop new strategies.

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.


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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