Fireside Chat Spring Edition

Monday, Mar 8, 2021

We are bringing back GABC’s signature Fireside Chat | Kamingespräch series!

While we cannot return quite yet to hosting it at a private residence as we have done in years past, we are restarting this format by allowing it to be a personal, members-only networking Zoom meeting close to the end of the work day. This will also allow members who may have not been able to attend one of our previous in-person fireside chats to participate.

Our speaker for this upcoming Fireside Chat will be Carsten Kossler, president of Draeger Medical Systems Inc.’s Patient Monitoring & Medical Division.

Dräger, one of the world’s largest ventilator and N-95 manufacturers headquartered in Lübeck, Germany, was pushed into overdrive last year when the pandemic hit and quickly had to expand production capacity. Here at its Andover, Mass. site where Carsten Kossler is responsible for Dräger’s patient monitoring systems, important business decisions had to be made as Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations in the U.S. surged. Carsten will share with you how 2020 turned out to be an extraordinary business year like no other he has seen before.

Date: Monday, March 8th, 2021
Time: 5:30PM to 6:45PM
Platform: Zoom Meeting
Cost: complimentary (members only)

This hour of Fireside chat will include a presentation by Carten Kossler as well as Q&A and networking opportunities.

Register via the Link below (if you are not sure about your membership status, please let us know in your registration)

Carsten Kossler, President | Draeger Medical Systems Inc.

Carsten Kossler is the president of Draeger Medical Systems Inc. leading the US legal entity for manufacturing, R&D and quality for medical devices and software solutions in Andover, Mass. He joined Draeger at their global headquarters in Lübeck, Germany, in 2012 and has held several roles since then, including vice president R&D for Medical and Hospital Products (anesthesia machines and intensive care ventilators). Previously, Carsten worked for 12 years at Airbus where he was R&D leader for cabin and cargo architectures, integration and cross functions for all Airbus aircraft. He holds an engineering degree (M.Sc.) from the University of Bochum with a focus on automation and control technology.


Dräger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Founded in 1889, Dräger generated revenues of almost EUR 2.8 billion in 2019. The Dräger Group is currently present in over 190 countries and has more than 14,500 employees worldwide.