After graduation, Mark worked for two years as a Process Engineer at Lion Oil Company in El Dorado, AR, and in 1995, he began working in the polyurethane foam industry initially as an environmental engineer for Crain Industries, Inc. In 1997, Crain Industries merged with Foamex, L.P., and Mark moved into engineering services in polyurethane foam manufacturing. Mark joined Gulbrandsen Chemicals, Inc., in 2003 where he worked as an Engineering Consultant and Senior Engineer producing tin catalysts and flame retardants for the foam industry.
Mark joined Peterson Chemical Technology in 2008 and worked designing and producing raw materials, formulations, and production technologies for specialty viscoelastic polyurethane foams used for mattresses and furniture. In 2011, Mark became Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering at Peterson. He is co-inventor of five patents assigned to Peterson Chemical Technology.
In 1999, Mark was licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arkansas and received the Fred M. Carter Award for obtaining the highest score on the Professional Engineers’ exam.
Mark has been married to his wife Wendy for 25 years and has two sons, Payton and Keaton. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and is very active in his church.
Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers, 2018.