Mark has over 20 years of industry experience including mechanical design and drafting experience in the agricultural and industrial machines industry, 2D and 3D computer aided design (CAD) and drafting experience in the packaging industry, conveyor systems and plant layout for the liquid product filling industry. Mark has 5 years of experience in Training and Development including technical illustration, technical writing, and project management. Mark has experience as an international sales coordinator working with elevators, escalators and power-walk systems, focusing on project estimating and sales, procurement, project management, supply chain logistics. and customer service support. Mark received his B.S. degree in Industrial Technologies - Integrated Manufacturing Systems sequence, and an M.S. in Technology with Master's Certificates in Project Management, and Training and Development from Illinois State University. Mark holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Agricultural Technologies from Iowa State University. His research involved the study of workplace competency assessment through internship and cooperative experiential learning environments.
Research interests include innovative assessment practices in CAD related programs, spatial visualization techniques and competencies, metrication competencies, advancements in assessment of workplace competencies, experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate engineering technology students, assessment technology for solid modeling, computer aided design applications, and advancements in additive manufacturing processes.