Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> July 26, 2004


ANDREW L. SIMON is Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Touchstone Applied Science Associates, Inc. Mr. Simon also serves as a Director and Secretary of BETA. He was a Founder of the company and previously served as a Director from 1976 to 1991 and has acted as a financial consultant to the company since its inception in 1976. From 1983 to 1986, he was a Vice President/Marketing Division Head in the Private Clients Group at Bankers Trust Company. Mr. Simon was a Vice President at Citibank, NA, where he held a number of senior marketing and sales positions from 1980 to 1983. Prior to 1980, Mr. Simon served as Marketing Director for several consumer package goods companies including Norcliff-Thayer and Lederle Laboratories. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Washington University. Mr. Simon is on The George Washington University National Council for Education and Human Development and a Director of The Hudson Valley Trust. Profile
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