Andrew Cottone, Ph.D. is the President of Adesis, a position he has held since 2016, when the Company became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED). Andrew joined CB Research and Development (the predecessor of Adesis) in 2001 and co-founded Adesis in 2005. Trained as an organometallic and process chemist, Andrew’s breadth and depth of experience encompasses 5 years of industrial experience as a process chemist, ten years as a technical manager, twelve years as an entrepreneur/business founder, and fifteen years as a business executive. As a research manager, he has been responsible for as many as 40 chemists with expertise in physical chemistry, organometallic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and organic chemistry. As a business executive/owner, Andrew has charted and steered the vison and growth of Adesis over the past 15 years and is responsible for greater than 100 Adesis employees across multiple sites.
Andrew graduated from La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA) in 1996 with a dual-bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biochemistry and received his Ph.D. in organometallic chemistry in 2000 from the University of Florida under the joint mentorship of Professors Dr. Russell S. Drago and Michael J. Scott. His doctoral research experience of substrate-metal complex interactions has provided insights into new reactions for preparative scale functionalization of azoles. Andrew completed a post-doctoral position under Dr. Charles Riordan at the University of Delaware, and then embarked on a dual science and business career under the mentorship of Dr. Charles Beard. His personal passions include family, process chemistry, and all things Philadelphia.