Mark came to Magnus in 2012 with more than 16 years of engineering experience in the manufacturing sector.
is focused on behavioral safety and operational improvements for Hardy Industrial Technologies
, the Magnus entity that produces natural industrial and consumer waxes, and alternative fuels.
Prior to Magnus, Mark was a process engineer with BASF in Elyria, Ohio, where he worked with chemical catalysts.
Once promoted to production superintendent, he
increased precipitation rates by 100 percent and extrusion capacity by 30 percent.
Mark also reduced annual fixed costs by nearly $1 million.
Before BASF, Mark was a process engineer at Tate & Lyle's corn plant in Decatur, Ill.
He eventually transferred to Dayton, Ohio, to work on the expansion of their citric acid plant and was promoted to area manager for the beer purification and extraction departments.
Mark's major achievement there was the doubling of the plant's capacity.
While spending four semesters as a co-op with Mead Paper in Chillicothe, Ohio, Mark earned his chemical engineering degree from the University of Dayton.