Is an American businessman, and the co-founder and a director of Boston Scientific, a medical device company.
He was awarded the ASME Medal in 2010.
His first job was at a light-fixture company in the Midwest; he later moved back to New England to work for a small medical company near Boston. Soon after he branched out on his own and co-founded Boston Scientific with Peter Nicholas.
He was the Chairman of the Board for FIRST robotics, and served as chairman from 2002 to 2010.
Abele is also a member of the USA Science and Engineering Festival's Advisory Board.
Abele is married to Mary Abele.
They have three children: Chris, Alex, and Jennifer.
Chris Abele successfully ran for Milwaukee County executive in 2010.