Andrea Chopek has been appointed director of business development and sales for Emerson Resources. Ms. Chopek will be responsible for the development and execution of strategies related to marketing, sales, advertising, and customer service, while developing creative business opportunities and allegiances. She will serve together on the management team with the vice presidents of scientific affairs and administrative services, and the managers of quality assurance, contract services and manufacturing.
Ms. Chopek served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for four years, actively deployed to both the Middle and Far East. During this time, she was responsible for developing strategic supply systems, leading ongoing operations, increasing readiness, and renegotiating several contracts that resulted in significant cost savings. Subsequently, she has held positions as director of marketing, sales and product planning, healthcare sales consultant and pharmaceutical account manager.
During her tenure at Pfizer, Ms. Chopek was consistently recognized as a top performer and awarded numerous district, regional and national sales awards. In her most recent position at CHR Hansen, she was responsible for overseeing sales, business development, key account management, contract negotiations, and providing cross-functional team direction and leadership.
"We are very excited that Andrea is joining our team," said Walter Strathy, president and chief operating officer. "Andrea's addition to our organization is a significant step toward increasing our impact on the industry."