Breakout Session – Track 1: Presentation: How Microfactories Bring Big Innovation to Businesses
Andre Zdanow President, FirstBuild & Exec. Dir. GE Small Appliances Division
GE Appliances - a Haier CompanyAndre ZdanowPresident, FirstBuild & Exec. Dir. GE Small Appliances DivisionGE Appliances - a Haier Company
André Zdanow is the Executive Director of both FirstBuild and the Small Appliances division of GE Appliances. Prior to GE Appliances, Zdanow served as the Vice President of eCommerce at Gemaire Distributors, a division of Watsco and one of the world’s largest independent distributors of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration equipment, parts and supplies. Before that, he served as the Director at Watsco Ventures, where he oversaw the evaluation of all hardware and Internet of Things investments and distribution opportunities. He has additionally held senior positions at Mophie, StadiumRed Group, and the invention company Quirky, where he was also an early investor in the companies. Zdanow began his career as an entrepreneur operating his own bagel shop, and today is a father of two, the co-executive sponsor of the LouNet Affinity Group, and serves on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana.