I have a passion for all things science and have devoted my career to working in different facets of the life science and biotechnology industries. Over the course of nearly 15 years, I have had the opportunity to work in different areas of technology develpoment, translational research, product development, business development, and currently as a sales and
I have a passion for all things science and have devoted my career to working in different facets of the life science and biotechnology industries. Over the course of nearly 15 years, I have had the opportunity to work in different areas of technology develpoment, translational research, product development, business development, and currently as a sales and marketing Director with commercial responsibility for sales and distribution of life science products in more than 75 countries.
Over my professional career I have had the opportunity to wear several hats in many functional areas both technical and business related. This combined skill set and experience allows me the ability to approach my customers in both the industrial and retail segments of our market with a knowledge and understanding that focuses on their needs and drives them to solutions. In addition, my experience in the global markets and travel to more than 30 countries around the globe has allowed me to develop and appreciate a deeper understanding of customer needs on many different levels including both socially and culturally.
Specialties include: Business Development, Channel Management; Marketing Communications, Product Design & Development; B2B and B2C Sales, Training and Employee Development, and Molecular and Cellular research applications
Global Brand Director, Custom Manufacturing Services @ I have responsibility for strategic marketing and brand direction of VWR Custom Manufacturing Services (CMS) which encompasses 7 manufacturing sites across both North America and Europe. This includes global brand design and deployment of the CMS organization to both the VWR sales organization and to our customers in a variety of customer segments in which we currently serve. From January 2014 to Present (2 years) Greater Philadelphia AreaDirector, Branded Sales & Marketing @ Responsible for all sales and marketing activities for our Research Products Group including: managing our branded sales and marketing teams, supporting our channel partners in our worldwide distribution network, developing market strategies, managing our new product pipeline, and strategic launch of new products. From May 2004 to January 2014 (9 years 9 months) Senior Research Technologist @ Research focused on adverse cell signaling events and anti-immune response mechanisms that contribute to high mortality rates in patients with renal cell carcinoma. From October 2001 to May 2004 (2 years 8 months) Research Associate @ Contributed to much of the work performed on a gene discovery project that served to validate a proprietary technology platform known as RAGE (Random Activation of Gene Expression). The work was published in Nature Biotechnology and the technology later used for helping to identify novel drug candidates. From March 1999 to October 2001 (2 years 8 months)
MBA, Marketing @ Cleveland State University From 2004 to 2007 BS, Biology @ Cleveland State University From 1998 to 1999 Molecular Biology @ Bowling Green State University From 1993 to 1997 Mark Thornton is skilled in: Sales, Marketing Strategy, Line Management, Lifesciences, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Culture, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical Industry, Genomics, Immunology, PCR, Infectious Diseases
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