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Mark Stephenson

Mark Stephenson is the area manager at PARC overseeing Applications in Ionic Liquids -- a platform supported by government contracts and internal funding, exploring novel applications in sensors as well as electrochemical, thermal and mechanical systems.   Mark also supports all of PARC's efforts in China on collaborative research and development.  A senior water industry veteran, Mark has over 30 years of experience in water treament, quality, testing, operations, infrastructure, and measurement in the drinking water, wastewater, and industrial water markets.

Mark brings to PARC an extensive background in licensing, technology transfer, and joint ventures; operations manufacturing and quality systems; and international sales, marketing, and business development. He has worked for several start-ups at various stages, often joining them to take the founding technology to the next commercial level. Mark has experience commercializing water technologies in several diverse industries, including automotive, fish farming, recreational water, boilers/cooling towers, hemodialysis, chemical sterilants, veterinarian medicine, and environmental remediation.

Before joining PARC, Mark was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for OndaVia, a start-up commercializing NSF-funded technology for measuring water contaminants at parts-per-billion concentration levels. He also was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the industry leader in analytical testing, Hach Company; and CEO for a number of water technology start-ups, including H2O Inc. and Pionetics Corporation.

Mark graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Marketing. He began his career in the food business at Nabisco Brands marketing and sales.