Graduation Year: 

B.S. Industrial Engineering ’80
Vice President, Global Procurement
Life Technologies Corporation
Carlsbad, California


For the past 25 years, Paul Anderson has been advancing commercial operations in the life sciences and scientific equipment industry domestically and around the world — a career that began as an undergrad at Oregon State University in industrial engineering.

“My education at OSU provided me with a solid foundation upon which to build a career in the exciting field of life sciences,” says Anderson. “Using the skills learned at Oregon State to support our customers who use our products for research and diagnostics to advance the human condition is extremely rewarding for me.”

After a brief stint at General Electric Company, Anderson completed an MBA at Harvard University. His stellar career took him to AT&T, Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Applied Biosystems—in the United States and abroad — and now to Life Technologies Corporation through the merger of Applied Biosystems and Invitrogen Corporation.

“My focus over the last six years has been improving supply chain productivity,” says Anderson. “By driving cost out of raw materials and optimizing inventory and transportation methods, we are able to provide the best value products to our customers which enables them to fuel more advances in science.”