The Management Team

Piero Zucchelli

Piero Zucchelli

CEO and Founder

Before founding Andrew Alliance, Piero was CTO of SpinX Technologies for 8 years. In that role, he led the development for one of the most advanced microfluidics platforms. Prior to that, Piero was a staff member at CERN in Geneva, spending 11 years developing particle detectors and managing the underlying innovative developments. Piero received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics for work performed at Stanford University and CERN. He was awarded the international “Tomassoni and Chisesi” prize for a revolutionary invention, the beta-beam, and is a member of the Editoral Board of the SLAS Technology Journal.

Giorgio Horak

CTO and Founder

Giorgio manages the product development activities and the system integration, with focus on the Andrew Operating System and on custom development projects for key accounts. Giorgio is a Systems Engineer with a broad understanding of technologies, in addition to Life Sciences experience resulting from his work as a key hardware developer at SpinX Technologies. Giorgio graduated in Politecnico in Milano for work performed at the Danish Technical Institute in laser optics.

Antoine Jordan

COO and Founder

Antoine is responsible for the operations, hardware design and manufacturing process, including the supply chain, assembly, and quality assurance (Lean Six Sigma). At Andrew Alliance, Antoine takes the best of the Swiss mechanical engineering, combined with creativity developed in the design of heterogeneous industrial instruments in different sectors, to the field of companion robotics. Previously, Antoine was Director of Engineering at SpinX Technologies.

Naima Berbache

VP of Finance and Administration

Naima has held the position as Finance Director of the Andrew Alliance group since March 2015. She holds a BSc degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Finance. Before joining Andrew Alliance, Naima was Business and Financial Advisor in an International oil and gas public listed company in Dubai and spent 3 years as a Senior Accounting and Tax Advisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers Luxembourg. In Andrew Alliance, Naima sets the finance strategy for the companies of the group and deals with business management, financial reporting, HR, audits and taxes.

Sophie Lintermans

VP of Sales

Sophie Lintermans joined Andrew Alliance in 2015 and is managing sales worldwide. Sophie is responsible for driving global sales for Andrew Alliance and growing the clients base. Prior to joining Andrew Alliance, Sophie successfully managed a team of pharmaceutical consultants in Belgium at Altran. After, Sophie coordinated the sales activities in Western Canada for ADInstruments where she was recognized for her sales achievements. Sophie earned a Master in Bio-Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, with an emphasis on molecular biology.

Nikolas Vamvoukas

Nikolas Vamvoukas

Director of Service and Support

Nikolas manages the service and support activities, assisting our customers worldwide and communicating closely with the R&D and manufacturing team for continuous improvements of our products’ performances. Nikolas graduated as Robotics Engineer from Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (Athens, Greece) and obtained his MSc(Eng) degree for work performed at the University of Sheffield (UK). Previously, Nikolas worked as a software control engineer at CERN, Geneva (Switzerland).

Adrien Pegaz-Blanc

Adrien Pegaz-Blanc

Director of Software – Andrew Alliance France

Adrien is responsible for the development of the user-related software of Andrew Alliance, and manages the French subsidiary based in Paris.
He started his own IT company in 2008, just after graduation as Computer sciences engineer from the University of Technology of Compiègne (FR). Then, he became technology leader and project manager at Kap-IT in 2011, when he started working with Andrew Alliance, and finally joined Andrew Alliance France in 2017.

Nigel Skinner

Director of Marketing  

Nigel Skinner is a commercially focused marketing leader with over 20 years experience in the life science, medical device and information services industries.  He has a proven, international track record in creating and leading results oriented B2B and B2C marketing strategies, having worked in increasingly senior global positions for companies such as Agilent Technologies, General Electric and Thomson Reuters.  He has extensive experience worldwide, having lived and worked in North America, Europe and Asia.  Nigel has a PhD in the Life Sciences from Cambridge University, as well as an MBA (Technology Management) and an MEng (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario).

Graeme Daniels

VP of Business Development (Europe)

Graeme joined Andrew Alliance in 2018 and is responsible for managing our business partnerships in Europe.  With over 20 years of experience in the Life Science industry, Graeme has held senior sales leadership and general management positions at ADInstruments Ltd, Cytocentrics and Tecan.  He holds a BSc (hons) in Molecular Genetics from University of Sussex and a PhD in Developmental Biology from University of Edinburgh.