John Andrews

Q. Describe a typical day at Cambrex – what does your role involve?

A. I have responsibilities within the operations, maintenance and engineering departments. Part of my day is usually spent on manufacturing activities, while some days might be spent with a new customer reviewing their process chemistry. Or I could spend most of a day working with a design team for our next facility expansion. The variety keeps the job interesting.

Q. Why did you decide to join Cambrex?

A. I moved to Charles City to join the Cambrex team after I graduated from college. The location was important for me. Charles City is centrally located near my family and my wife’s family.

Q. How would you describe life at Cambrex in three words?

A. Cambrex is growing!

Q. What do you enjoy most about your job?

A. I enjoy the challenge of working with people to solve problems. Each days brings new challenges and a large variety of activities.

Q. What is the best thing about working at Cambrex?

A. I enjoy knowing that I work for a company that makes products that help people.

Q. Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

A. Over the next five years I see myself continuing to strengthen my leadership and communication skills so that I am prepared to move into a role in either business development or possibly as the VP of Operations at Charles City.

Q. What are the most important skills you need for your role?

A. Strong leadership, teamwork and communication skills.

Q. What are the pros of living in Charles City?

A. Charles City is a safe city to live in, with good schools, lots of outdoor activities, low cost of living, great healthcare options and no long commutes and traffic.

Q. What does a typical weekend consist of for you? What leisure activities are on offer in your region?

A. I spend my weekends with my family. We like fishing, hiking, basketball and golf.

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