Mr. Mark is responsible for providing leadership and management of Rhyno’s portfolio companies in the areas of information technology, production, scheduling, procurement, and logistics in support of Rhyno’s profitability objectives and to meet customer expectations for quality and delivery.
Mr. Mark brings more than 15 years of operational and sales experience to Rhyno in the retail and home improvement industries.
Before co-founding Rhyno in 2012, his early career began in manufacturing operations with a large Company in the window and door industry. Mr. Mark became an expert in taking over the management of underperforming plants and finding methods of improving efficiencies, throughput, and quality while keeping costs at minimum levels. Mr. Mark excelled after being promoted into senior management roles within the Company where he implemented large capital expenditure projects, managed marketing efforts, advised on procurement, managed costing programs across all divisions, managed processes for retail display initiatives, and assumed the responsibility of the company’s forecasting. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Mark also gained extensive experience in negotiating and developing relationships with Corporate Buyers and Merchandising Managers of large big-box retailers.
Mr. Mark has brought a wealth of knowledge and value to Rhyno’s existing portfolio. He has spearheaded and overseen several cross-departmental strategies and projects within the portfolio, including Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), costing analyses, product development, plant CapEx projects, and the implementation of Human Resources processes.
Mr. Mark holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Physics (Materials) and a Minor in Applied Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario. He also earned a Master’s Degree, with distinction, in Manufacturing Engineering and Management from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. In May 2014, Mr. Mark successfully completed his Project Management Professional designation specializing in Information Technology from the Project Management Institute.
Mr. Mark is also a trained Fellow of LEAD International, a world-wide sustainability initiative, and has served on the Board of Executives for LEAD Canada since 2012 and has been Vice President of the Board since 2014.