Michael Andrade, BESc’86, is passionate about driving technology forward, in the workplace and beyond.
Currently the Executive Vice President, Diversified Markets at Celestica, Andrade is responsible for implementing the strategic vision and execution of the company’s aerospace, defense, industrial, healthcare and energy businesses. He is also an active leader in the community, providing strategic counsel in roles such as Technology and Communications Chair with the United Way Toronto Campaign Cabinet (2012 to present) and Junior Achievement of Central Ontario Board of Directors (2009-2012).
A strategic thinker and problem solver, Andrade started his career in 1986 with technology roles at IBM Canada before joining Celestica’s original management team in 1994.
Throughout his tenure with Celestica, Andrade has held various positions including:
▪ Celestica’s first Business Development Director (1994);
▪ Senior Vice President (2003);
▪ Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development (2007);
▪ Senior Vice President and General Manager of North America (2008);
▪ Executive Vice President, Diversified Markets (2012);
▪ Keynote speaker, panel member and roundtable participant at multiple industry events.
In 2014, Andrade played an instrumental role in establishing Refined Manufacturing Acceleration Process (ReMAP), an industry-led network focused on technology introduction. ReMAP offers new capabilities in manufacturing, research, development, product and process design that are currently not available elsewhere in North America.
Andrade also remains very active with Western University. He has established the Andrade Family Engineering Award to recognize two full-time undergraduate students in second or third year of mechanical engineering who have demonstrated volunteer and leadership skills through participate in university life.
At Western's Homecoming in 2015, he was awarded the L.S. Lauchland Engineering Alumni Medal. In November, 2015 he will join the Advisory Council for Western Engineering (ACWE).
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