After graduating from Marquette University in 1980 with a major in Chemistry and Mathematics, Mark attended graduate school at Northwestern University and earned a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry in 1984 under the direction of Professor Duward F. Shriver.
Mark began his professional career working for Amoco Chemical Company in Naperville, IL where his research focused on new catalytic materials. From 1990 through 2011, his career turned toward the specialty inorganic chemicals market focusing on new product synthesis, scale-up and process development, with CERAC, Inc. (now Materion; 1990-1993, 2000-2011) and Aldrich Chemical Company (1993-1999). Mark earned his Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt through the University of Buffalo Center for Industrial Effectiveness in 2010.
Deciding that more than 50 winters in the Milwaukee/Chicago area were quite enough, Mark moved to the Dallas, TX area in January, 2012 and is currently the Vice President of Research & Development for RSR Technologies, Inc. He is responsible for supporting RSR’s secondary lead smelting operations worldwide as well as research and process development focusing on advanced batteries.