Mr. Germer is a senior sales and operations executive with over 25 years of successful business development and sales management experience. He has a proven track record of opening new markets and managing distribution channels in both government markets and commercial markets. He has extensive global business experience and his business travels have taken him to over 80 countries, with management responsibility within North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The majority of Mr. Germer’s career was with Motorola where he held senior sales management positions in the B2B wireless market arena with emphasis on Public Safety and Government markets. Andy led Motorola’s cross business effort in re-entering the Libyan marketplace by establishing personal and professional credibility at the highest levels of the Libyan government. As Director of Distribution for the Middle East and Africa, Andy led a multi-functional team in achieving sales of $100M plus at a 25% profit margin. As Vice President for Business Development with direct responsibility for Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, Mr. Germer’s team won multi million dollar contracts for command and control communications systems for government and military customers. He has experience in working with US government export control organizations as well as US export funding organizations such as EXIM bank.
As Managing Director, International Business Development, for Space Data Corporation, Mr. Germer introduced Space Data technology to select global markets and established the global partner program for Space Data.
For the past 10 years, Mr. Germer has worked with SMEs (Small and Medium sized enterprises) in introducing them to or expanding their participation in the Global Economy with a direct focus on accelerating their global revenues.
Mr. Germer lived as an expatriate in the United Kingdom for a number of years and most recently resided in Dubai before returning to the US in 2006. His appreciation for and understanding of the many varied global cultures has played a significant role in his business success. He has an extensive network of worldwide contacts he can call on for assistance as required.
Mr. Germer is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Business Administration and as well has received a certificate in Global Management from Thunderbird University. Mr. Germer served in the US Army Honor Guard where he received a White House security clearance.
He now lives with his family in Phoenix and is an avid golfer. He is a volunteer in the mentoring program for the Arizona State University Venture Catalyst program and a 4 year member of the Arizona District Export Council.
Mr. Germer is a mentor in the ASU Skysong AZ Furnace program and is also a member of the Arizona Technology Council.