Christian Cowan

Center Director, Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Polaris MEP’s Center Director, Christian Cowan, is a senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in technical manufacturing operations and marketing in the IT networking, energy and textile industries. Christian was most recently the director of Global Product Management for Opengear, a provider of out-of-band IT management solutions. Previously he served as vice president of marketing for Asure Software, a leading vendor of cloud computing time management software services (SaaS), and as product manager at A123 Systems. Christian managed the Security/Environmental Monitoring and IT Network Management lines while Product Line Director for APC, now Schneider Electric. He brings both domestic and overseas hands-on manufacturing experience to Polaris MEP.

Christian earned his BSEE degree from Villanova University and his MBA from the University of Rhode Island.