Mark has about 30 years of expertise in process control, SCADA, and Industrial IT applications. He began his career as a Process Control Engineer with Mobay Corporation (Bayer) in Baytown, TX working with instrumentation, PLCs, and DCSs. He later joined Honeywell as an Applications Engineer working with DCS and SCADA and later joined the sales group as a Systems Consultant for SCADA, batch, Foundation Fieldbus, and hybrid control products. At Plant Automation Services, he managed the alarm management products and wrote the initial specification for PlantState Suite. He managed the creation and operation of the Sales Support group at CygNet Software (Weatherford) focused on gas production and transport. From CygNet, he joined Invensys (Schneider Electric) as Product Manager for Hybrid and Process Control as part of their new products initiative. From these, Mark gained experience in refining, chemical, specialty chemical, pulp & paper, and oil & gas industries.