Andrew Palowitch
Andrew Palowitch

Andrew Palowitch - Tenax Aerospace

Andrew Palowitch is the CEO of Tenax Aerospace.

Delivering results on demanding U.S. Government missions has been Andrew Palowitch's career focus. Combining previous experiences as a U.S. Navy Officer, private industry CEO, CIA senior executive, and major defense contractor CTO, he has consistently delivered revolutionary technical solutions in harsh operating environments.

Bringing 31 years of field tested experience to Tenax Aerospace, he has instilled rigorous business practices, attention to operational detail, and innovative technical approaches that have proven successful serving missions for U.S. government defense, intelligence, and homeland security clients.

Andrew's multi-disciplinary educational background covers mechanical engineering (U.S. Naval Academy), physics (UCSD), business (Stanford Business School), government (Harvard Kennedy School of Government), and international affairs (Tufts, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy). He is a Registered Professional Engineer. Despite the academic focus, he has enjoyed flying as a pilot for 30 years, scuba diving regularly, and competing internationally in triathlons and multi-sport races. Outside Tenax, he sits on several non-profit organization Boards and devotes his free time to his wife Kimberly and his six children.

2010 was a recovery year for Andrew. He had both shoulders operated on to repair extensive damage from years of misuse, bike wrecks, and snow boarding falls. He worked hard on rehab and had a great 2011. Andrew raced IM 70.3 Pucon in January 2011, raced the World Multisport Championships in New Zealand in February, then competed in 5 sprint triathlons with a few age group wins in preparation for the World Aquathlon and Sprint Triathlon Championships in Beijing in September.  He placed 10th in the Aquathlon and 20th in the Sprint Triathlon as part of Team USA. Previous endurance competition history includes 5 Ironmans (Switzerland, South Africa, Brazil, Western Australia, and Canada) 7-70.3 events, and 8 marathons with an 11th place finish in the Antarctic Marathon in 2005.

Andy has done a number of CEO Challenge events over the years, including Ironman Canada, The CEO Endurance World Championship, and The Fittest CEO competition. 

Competition Age Group: 50 - 59