Mark Stevenson is President and Chief Operating Officer of Life Technologies. From December 2007 to November 2008, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Applied Biosystems, which merged with Invitrogen Corporation in November 2008 to form Life Technologies. He joined Applied Biosystems in Europe in 1998, and held roles of increasing responsibility in Europe and Japan. He moved to the U.S. in 2004 to establish Applied Biosystems' Applied Markets Division and in 2006 was named President of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Division. He has more than 20 years of sales, marketing, and international executive management experience. He received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Reading, UK, and an MBA from Henley Management School, UK.