45th Annual MLK Celebration Leadership Award Recipient: Andrew Mairena

Andrew Mairena ’G

Sloan School of Management

45th Annual MLK Leadership Award

Andrew Mairena
Andrew Mairena is an MBA student at MIT Sloan School of Management (and formerly Application Engineering Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific).

I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2010 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I’m an engineer by training and I worked in a few organizations, including one famous one – Solyndra. Since then, I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to interact with several different departments, such as marketing, operations, manufacturing, and sales.

I began working as a Field Application Engineer at a small company called DCG Systems, starting in 2012. Over time, as I built out my reputation within the company and with customers, there was an opportunity to manage the group that I was a part of. Through my successes within the organization and with customers, I was asked to lead the team. In 2014, I made that transition into the manager of the Applications Engineering team.

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