With more than 35 years immersed in the meat and poultry industries, Mark Lefens has personally visited hundreds of packing and processing plants around the world. Seeing a need for more targeted meat and poultry industry publications, in January of 1993, he founded Marketing & Technology Group. He is a recognized authority on industry trends and issues by packers, processors and suppliers. Mr. Lefens holds a B.S. in Economics from Utah State University.