Meet the Leadership


Neal Andrews

Neal Andrews

Founder

Neal Andrews founded Andrews-Cooper in 2000 after a successful career as a mechanical engineer at Hewlett-Packard. He has over 30 years of experience in product design and the engineering of automated assembly equipment. Neal is proficient in finding strategic optimization - creating the best solution possible for a given set of requirements. He currently balances running a small business with practicing engineering. Mr. Andrews received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University.


Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper

Founder

Steve Cooper founded Andrews-Cooper in 2000 after a successful career as a mechanical engineer in the Telecommunications industry then at Hewlett-Packard. He has a passion for solving complex problems with elegant design. Having successfully participated in the development of over a 100 products, Steve’s present focus is to provide A-C project teams with strategic planning and technical oversight. Mr. Cooper earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University.


Christoph Mack

Christoph Mack

CEO

Christoph Mack is CEO of Andrews-Cooper and has 20+ years as a technology entrepreneur with an emphasis on MedTech device missions. He was the founder and CEO of X2 Biosystems, Synapse Device Development, ReJuVey Therapeutics, WaveScan Diagnostics, and others. Christoph created more than 20 biomedical research partnerships with NCAA universities. He is the holder of 21 granted utility patents and is named on an additional 30+ pending. In addition, he has received innovation awards from ASME, IDSA, Wired Magazine, and the MDDI "Medical Device of the Year.” Christoph was named one of “Seattle’s 10 Most Influential People" by Seattle Magazine.


Joe Harsany

Joe Harsany

VP, Product Development

Joe leads our Product Development practice on the West Coast. He has 15 years experience in product development, including roles in leadership through intricate design and engineering. His projects have ranged from full product development cycles through specific engagements for clients in need of discrete mechanism design, sheet metal structures, and injection mold parts. He has been involved and is credited with work on 5 patented designs. Mr. Harsany received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University.


Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith

VP, Automation

Tyler leads our Automation practice. Over the course of twelve years at Andrews-Cooper, Tyler’s group has designed and delivered over 200 automation projects for companies in industries as diverse as medical device, consumer, and semi-conductor to name a few. He has deep expertise in the design, development, and delivery of custom automated manufacturing and test solutions. Tyler is passionate about working with a cooperative team to resolve the most challenging engineering problems. Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University.


Hilary Bennett

Hilary Bennett

Director of Talent and Culture

Hilary leads our Talent and Human Resources practice. She has more than ten years experience recruiting and working with technical professionals. Since joining Andrews-Cooper in 2017 Hilary’s team has hired numerous employees with a focus on mechanical and electrical engineering talent to meet our growing clients’ needs. Hilary is passionate about keeping Andrews-Cooper ahead of the curve by hiring talent that has strong technical skills as well as cultural fit for the organization and offering a competitive benefits package. Hilary received her Bachelor of Science in HR and Management from Portland State University and a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Northeastern University.