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Mark Struss

Practice Director – Manufacturing Operations

Mark is an entrepreneurial-minded leader with 25 years of experience in quality, purchasing, business planning, process engineering and business development. Amongst others, Mark’s specialties include greenfield (startup) manufacturing, P&L improvement, facilities management, cellular manufacturing, Kaizens, KAN-BAN, QS-9000, and TS16949/ISO 9000.

Prior to his Practice Director role at Patina, he worked as a Patina Professional on client engagements with a major, international commercial manufacturer and a well-recognized energy storage technologies company. Prior to Patina, Mark was CEO and General Manager of Boccard Pipe Fabricators, and before that, General Manager, Global Supply Chain, at Weatherford International. He has additional, strong leadership experience in operational positions within multiple high-profile, business-to-business and business-to-consumer organizations.

Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Nuclear Energy from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He held the position of Captain, Engineers in the United States Army, where he served in the Combat Engineers and also the Training and Doctrine Command. 


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