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Leadership

Meet the Nephros Leadership team, a group of diversely experienced professionals working towards the common vision of providing better water for life.

Andy
Andy Astor

President & CEO

Andy

Andy Astor

President & CEO

An entrepreneurial technology executive with over 35 years of operating and financial experience, Andy Astor was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of Nephros in August 2020. Prior to Nephros, Andy was President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of OpenSCG, a software technology firm that was acquired in 2018 by Amazon Web Services. From 2013 to 2015, Andy was Managing Director at Synechron, a global technology consultancy. From 2009 to 2013, Andy was  Vice President, Technology at Asurion, where he led a 1,000-staff software development division. From 2004 to 2008, he was co-founder and CEO of EnterpriseDB, an open-source software firm for which he raised over $25 million in venture capital and spearheaded strategic partnerships with IBM and NTT Data. From 2002 to 2004, Andy was Vice President of Web Services Strategy at webMethods, a publicly-traded company that was subsequently acquired by Software AG for $546 million. While at webMethods, Andy also served on the Board of Directors of the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I). Prior to that, Andy spent several years as Vice President of Transactional Products at Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) and held various roles at Ernst & Young, MCI Systemhouse, and American Management Systems. Andy received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Clark University and MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael
Michael Milman

VP, Research & Development

Michael

Michael Milman

VP, Research & Development

With over 15 years of experience bringing new products to market in the electronics and medical devices industries, Michael Milman heads the Research and Development division at Nephros, focusing on the development and commercialization of medical and commercial products. Prior to Nephros, Michael held several positions at Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, overseeing new products through manufacturing to market, innovating coating applications, and researching and developing custom implant products. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and several advanced engineering certifications.

Vashone
Vashone Thomas

VP, Quality, Regulatory, & Human Resources

Vashone

Vashone Thomas

VP, Quality, Regulatory, & Human Resources

With over 10 years of experience in the medical device, laboratory, and scientific product industries, Vashone R. Thomas leads Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, and Human Resources functions at Nephros. Vashone is responsible for leading and strategically directing the organization in matters surrounding Quality and Regulatory, and is accountable for the design, development, execution, and administration of the Quality Management System (QMS) in meeting all compliance requirements nationally and globally. Prior to Nephros, Vashone successfully implemented and maintained ISO13485, QMS, 510(k), and product submissions, for Integrated Dental Systems, as well as, implemented and maintained ISO9001 and ISO17025 compliance at Applied DNA Sciences.  Vashone holds a Master of Science degree from Pace University, a Bachelor of Arts from the University at Buffalo, and is a Lead ISO13485 Certified Auditor.

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