Drew Kugler recently joined AES as the Vice President of Innovation and Product Development. He has been creating new products and solutions for healthcare for over 30 years. Drew earned his Executive MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University, and a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Biomedical Engineering. At Welch Allyn (a leading Medical Device Manufacturer) and the Specialties business of SABIC (one of the world’s largest materials manufacturers) he developed a number of teams and award winning new products while in a variety of roles including research & development, product management, market research, and the front end of innovation.
Drew says, “I am thrilled to join the talented AES team as its industry leading reputation and contributions continue to grow. It is exciting to collaborate with my dedicated, knowledgeable colleagues and our partners in healthcare to help create more effective and rapid ways to bring critical treatments to the patients who need them.”
Drew and his wife Stephanie are the proud parents of 2 children who are in healthcare (and using products Drew developed). Joshua is a Pediatrician at CHOP, and Alexandra is at Columbia University pursuing her doctorate to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. When he isn’t spending time with family and friends, Drew enjoys skiing, Ultimate Frisbee, and futilely awaits a Super Bowl victory for an un-named team.