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Peter Leddy will join Invitrogen as senior vice president of human resources effective July 5, 2005. He most recently served as vice president of human resources for the Americas operations of Dell. Leddy will oversee Invitrogen's global HR strategy and report directly to CEO Greg Lucier.

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