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Marc N. Casper , President and Chief Executive Officer, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Marc Casper has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific since October 2009. He joined the company in 2001 as President of the Life Sciences sector of Thermo Electron. He was named Senior Vice President in 2003, and in 2005 assumed responsibility for all of the company’s operating divisions. After the merger creating Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2006, Marc was named Executive Vice President and President, Analytical Technologies, and in 2008 he became the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Marc served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Kendro Laboratory Products. Previously, he worked for clinical diagnostics provider Dade Behring Inc., where he served as President – Americas. Marc began his career as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company and later joined Bain Capital.

Marc earned an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics. He serves on the boards of trustees of Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Wesleyan University and the board of U.S. Bancorp.

Michael A. Boxer , Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Michael joined the company in January 2018 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Michael spent more than 20 years at Luxottica, a market-leading consumer products, retail and healthcare company, where he held a number of senior business and legal roles and ultimately became Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel. Prior to Luxottica, Michael worked as an attorney with the international law firm of Winston and Strawn, specializing in M&A, corporate finance and capital market transactions, and compliance.

Michael earned his law degree from New York University School of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University.

Lisa P. Britt , Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Lisa joined the company in March 2017 as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for leading our global Human Resources strategy and operations.

She joined Thermo Fisher after six years with Nexeo Solutions, a Texas-based global leader in the distribution of plastics and chemicals, where she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to Nexeo, Lisa worked for Covidien, a $10 billion global leader in healthcare products. During her 13-year tenure, she served in a number of HR senior leadership roles, most recently as Vice President, Global Human Resources.

Lisa received her bachelor of arts degree from Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina.

Tom Grover , Vice President, Financial Operations

Tom joined the company in 2004 as the Finance leader for the integration of Apogent Technologies into Fisher Scientific International. Following the merger that created Thermo Fisher Scientific, he worked in the Research and Safety Market Division (RSD), first as Vice President, Finance, for RSD’s international business, and later as Vice President of Global Operations.

In 2008, Tom was named Vice President of Finance for the Laboratory Products Group and in January 2012 was named Vice President of Finance for the Analytical Technologies Group. In 2014, he was named Vice President of Finance for the Life Sciences Solutions Group. A year later, he assumed the role of Vice President, Financial Operations, for Thermo Fisher, with responsibility for leading the finance support function across the company.

He was previously with Siemens GmbH for 17 years, where he held finance leadership roles in the automotive and commercial lighting businesses.

Tom has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Boston University (BU) and an MBA from the BU School of Management, and he completed the Wharton Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Gregory J. Herrema , Senior Vice President and President, Customer Channels

Greg joined the company in January 2002 as President, Environmental Instruments. He was named President, Scientific Instruments, in May 2006 and became Senior Vice President and President, Analytical Instruments, two years later. In 2012, Greg was named President, Biosciences, and in January 2014, he became Senior Vice President and President of the company’s Customer Channels business.

Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Greg spent 14 years at General Electric, including two years at Borg Warner Chemicals (acquired by GE Plastics). While at GE, his career progressed through multiple sales, marketing and general management roles within the Plastics and Transportation Systems divisions.

Greg holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech and the University of Exeter.

Syed A. Jafry , Senior Vice President and President, Regions

Syed Jafry joined the company in March 2005 as General Manager and Vice President of the Air Quality Instruments business. He was promoted to President of Thermo Fisher China in 2008, and one year later became President, Environmental Instruments. In 2009, Syed was named Senior Vice President of Customer and Commercial Excellence. In 2010, he became President of Thermo Fisher’s Asian operations and Senior Vice President for Customer Excellence. In 2011, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and President, Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets. In September 2017, his role expanded to include responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and he was named Senior Vice President and President, Regions.

Syed started his career at Glaxo Pharmaceuticals in London, U.K. He served for 18 years at General Electric, where he held commercial, product management and general management roles in the U.S., the Netherlands, Switzerland and China.

He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, a master’s certificate in marketing and management from Harvard University Extension School and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Lahore University in Pakistan. Syed serves on the board of directors of Zimmer Biomet.

Karen Kirkwood , Vice President, Corporate Communications

Karen is responsible for the company’s corporate public relations, government relations, employee communications and multi-media functions, as well as executive, change management, crisis and investor communications.

She first joined the company when it was Thermo Electron Corporation and spent nearly 16 years in corporate communications and investor relations positions of increasing responsibility. In 1997, she was named Director of Corporate Communications, leading the function for the parent company and its 22 public subsidiaries. She developed and executed the communications strategy during the major reorganization in 2000 that re-focused the company and created a foundation for future growth.

In 2001, Karen left the company for five years to run a communications consultancy, serving a number of public-company clients, including Thermo Electron. She rejoined in her current role in 2006, at the time of the merger that created Thermo Fisher Scientific, and built the corporate communications function.

Karen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Ohio University and began her career in advertising and public relations agencies in the Midwest. She is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators and the Communications 50, a group of communications leaders from major companies.

Shiraz Ladiwala , Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development

Shiraz joined the company in 1997 and has served in a variety of leadership positions. He began his career in corporate development with Fisher Scientific International and successfully led numerous acquisitions that transformed the business into a leader within the life sciences industry. After the merger that created Thermo Fisher Scientific, Shiraz was appointed Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for the company’s Analytical Technologies segment. He later served as Vice President and General Manager for Asia-Pacific within the company’s Biosciences business, where he developed strategy and established a strong foundation for growth in that region. Currently, he is the Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, responsible for corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate development opportunities.

Shiraz began his career as a business and strategy consultant for Andersen Consulting (Accenture) in India. He received an MBA from the University of Michigan and a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Bombay. Shiraz serves on the Leadership Council of the Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan.

Michel Lagarde , Executive Vice President

Michel was named Executive Vice President in September 2019, with responsibility for Thermo Fisher’s pharma services and customer channels businesses, as well as the company’s corporate accounts function. He joined the company as President, Pharma Services, through the acquisition of Patheon in 2017.

Michel previously served as President and Chief Operating officer of Patheon from 2016 to 2017, and prior to that, he was Managing Director at JLL Partners, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on healthcare. At JLL, Michel worked with several of the organization’s portfolio companies, including Patheon, where he helped the executive committee transform the company into a global provider of biopharma development and commercial manufacturing services.

Before joining JLL, Michel was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Domestic Appliances and Personal Care division of Philips Electronics North America. He also previously served as CFO of Philips Electronics in Indonesia and Financial Controller of Philips Electronics Hong Kong.

Michel earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from European University in Antwerp and an executive master’s degree in finance and control from the University of Maastricht and University of Amsterdam.

Frederick M. Lowery , Senior Vice President and President, Life Sciences Solutions and Laboratory Products

Fred joined the company in 2005 as head of operations for the Molecular BioProducts business of Fisher Scientific International. When Fisher Scientific merged with Thermo Electron in 2006, Fred was named Vice President and General Manager of the Chromatography Consumables and Specialty Glass business. In 2010, he became Vice President and General Manager of the Life Science Research business, and in 2011 was named President, Laboratory Consumables. In 2014, Fred was named Senior Vice President and President, Laboratory Products, and in 2016 he also became Senior Operating Officer, Life Sciences Solutions. In 2017, he became President, Life Sciences Solutions and Laboratory Products, leading the BioProduction, Laboratory Products and Laboratory Chemicals businesses, as well as several functions within Life Sciences Solutions.

Earlier in his career, Fred worked for Maytag Corporation and General Motors.

Fred holds a master’s degree in manufacturing management from Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute of Engineering and Management) and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University. He serves on the board of directors for DuPont.

Gianluca Pettiti , Senior Vice President and President, Specialty Diagnostics Group

Gianluca became Senior Vice President and President, Specialty Diagnostics, in October 2019, after serving as President, Biosciences, since 2018. From 2015 through 2017, Gianluca led Thermo Fisher’s business in China. He joined the company through the acquisition of Life Technologies in 2014, where he was serving as President, Greater China.

Gianluca began his career with General Electric and joined Life Technologies in 2006, serving in finance leadership roles in Europe before becoming Vice President and General Manager of the Latin America business in 2010 and assuming leadership of Greater China in 2013.

Gianluca earned a master of science degree in engineering from Politecnico di Torino in Italy. He served as a member of the Global Future Council on Health and Healthcare of the World Economic Forum from 2016 to 2018.

Mike Shafer , Senior Vice President and President, Pharma Services Group

Mike became Senior Vice President and President, Pharma Services, in October 2019. He joined Thermo Fisher in 2009 as Vice President and General Manager of China and was named President of China in 2012. In 2015, Mike was appointed President of the Chemical Analysis business, and in 2016, following the acquisition of FEI Company, he became President, Materials and Structural Analysis.

Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Mike worked at 3M Company for more than 15 years, managing various industrial and electronics businesses. With 3M, he spent seven years in the Asia-Pacific region, serving as APAC Business Director for the company’s Industrial & Transportation Businesses as well as APAC Electronics Market Materials Division Manager.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota.

Daniel P. Shine , Senior Vice President and President, Analytical Instruments

Dan joined the company in 1998 as a controller, and over the next four years held a number of leadership positions within finance and operations. In 2002, he was appointed business leader for the company’s Elemental Analysis product line and a year later became Vice President and General Manager of that business. In 2007, he was promoted to President, Process Instruments, and in 2011 became President, Chemical Analysis. Dan was named President, Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry, in 2012, and in 2016, became Senior Vice President and President, Analytical Instruments. In September 2017, he also assumed responsibility for Unity Lab Services.

Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Dan worked for international accounting firm Arthur Andersen for eight years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in professional accounting from the University of Hartford.

Peter Silvester , Senior Vice President and President, Life Sciences Solutions

Peter joined the company in 2014 as President, Biosciences, following the acquisition of Life Technologies and led the successful integration of the company’s biosciences businesses. He served in that role for three years before being named Senior Vice President and President, Life Sciences Solutions, in 2017. In this role, he leads our Biosciences, Genetic Sciences and Clinical Next-Generation Sequencing businesses, as well as several functions within Life Sciences Solutions.

Before joining Thermo Fisher, Peter served as President of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Life Technologies. In that role, he led the region through the integration of Invitrogen and Applied Biosystems and focused the team on developing emerging markets in Russia, South Africa and the Middle East. He has more than 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry, serving in a number of manufacturing, general management and commercial leadership roles around the world.

Peter holds a First Class Honors Degree in applied biology from the University of Hertfordshire in England.

Ryan Snyder , Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Ryan was named Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Thermo Fisher in January 2019 and was promoted to Senior Vice President in July. Previously, he served as Vice President, IT, for the Customer Channels and Pharma Services groups as well as IT leader for Thermo Fisher's quality and regulatory organizations. In those roles, he led the technology integration and development of the IT organization within Pharma Services following Thermo Fisher’s acquisition of Patheon. He has also helped to enhance the customer experience by scaling global IT systems and operations within the Customer Channels Group and expanding our digital capabilities.

Ryan joined Thermo Fisher in 2014 through the acquisition of Life Technologies, where he served in several IT leadership roles for 10 years, including leading commercial, eBusiness and digital IT teams. Before joining the company, he spent five years at GE leading business and IT teams.

Ryan holds an MBA and a master’s degree in information systems from State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and environmental studies from SUNY at Geneseo.

Richard Spoor , Senior Vice President, Global Business Services

Richard Spoor joined Thermo Fisher in April 2017 as Senior Vice President of Global Business Services.

Prior to joining our company, Richard served since June 2014 as Global Head of Product Supply for Bayer Consumer Health, after leading global procurement for Bayer Healthcare for three years. From 2005 to 2011, he was with Merck & Co., serving most recently as Senior Vice President of Global Procurement. Earlier in his career, Richard held various business, procurement and operational leadership positions at leading companies, including Nokia, QP Group and GE Lighting, with responsibilities in the Americas, Asia-Pacific region and Europe.

Richard received a bachelor’s degree with honors in industrial management from Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham, England. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

Mark P. Stevenson , Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mark Stevenson has been Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific since August 2017 and has responsibility for the company’s life sciences, analytical instruments, laboratory products and specialty diagnostics businesses as well as the company’s innovation and digital strategy. He joined the company as Executive Vice President and President, Life Sciences Solutions, through the acquisition of Life Technologies in 2014.

Mark previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Life Technologies, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Applied Biosystems prior to its merger with Invitrogen Corporation in 2008.

Mark received his MBA from Henley Management School in the U.K. and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Reading, also in the U.K. He serves on the board of the Personalized Medicine Coalition.

Stephen Williamson , Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

In August 2015, Stephen was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the company’s tax, treasury, financial reporting and investor relations functions. He joined the company in 2001 as Vice President, European Financial Operations, based in the U.K., and oversaw the company’s integration activities across Europe. In 2004, Stephen moved to the U.S. and held finance leadership roles for a number of the company’s operating businesses. In 2008, he became Vice President of Financial Operations for Thermo Fisher Scientific and led the finance support function for all of the company’s businesses.

Stephen joined Thermo Fisher from Honeywell International (formerly AlliedSignal), where he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Asia-Pacific, in Singapore and held other finance roles in corporate development and operational finance. He began his career with Price Waterhouse in the transaction support group and the audit practice, working in both London and New York.

Stephen holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from the University of Wales and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. Stephen serves on the board of International Flavors and Fragrances Inc.

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