Mark is a 25-year - IT executive. He most recently led the Software Engineering division for VirtualSite Solutions (VSS), a position he held since June 2012. VSS is a joint venture between Caterpillar and Trimble Navigation. VSS' flagship product, VisionLink, is the leading big-data / business intelligence solution for the construction industry. It is based in Westminster, Colorado with development centers in Chennai, India and Christ Church, New Zealand. He joined VirtualSite solutions in June 2012 after a 17 year career as Director of Information Systems / CIO at Eagan, MN based Skyline Exhibits, a leading manufacturer of portable and modular trade show exhibits. Mark has been a member of SIM since 2004 when he joined the Minnesota chapter. He joined the Minnesota Board of Directors in 2008 serving as Marketing Director and was elected President in 2010 and 2011 where he helped grow the chapter from 40 to 60 members. He also served SIM's National Management council as Information Technology Director in 2010-2012 and currently serves as co-Director of the SIM National Programs committee, a position held since 2015. Since moving to Colorado in 2012 he has been a proud member of the Colorado chapter, serving on the planning committee for the 2014 SIMposium event held in Denver and as Marketing Director in 2017.