EIWPF National Coordinator
ECA Liaison, OSHA, NABTU Davis Bacon Committee/Prevailing wage, Industry Safety Comm., EESF, IUEC Safety Comm., NABTU S&H Comm., AFL-CIO S&H Comm. and OSHA Alliance Comm.
Mark started his career after High School in 1978 as a heavy equipment mechanic for a strip mine company. He worked on every type of equipment from Bobcats to D-9 Bulldozers. He went back to school from 1990 and received a 2 year certificate in electronic technology and received a National Honor Society Award.
Mark took a position with Logan General Hospital in 1993 as a Maintenance Supervisor/Mechanic. There he was a member of the Society for Health Care Engineers. He also sat on the Safety Committee and the Infection Control Committee.
Mark entered the elevator industry in September of 1998 with Local 48 in Charleston, West Virginia for Otis Elevator Company. While working for Otis, he worked in Construction, Repair, Modernization and Maintenance and successfully passed his Mechanic’s exam in 2005.
Mark was elected Business Representative/Correspondent to the Journal in November of 2005. Some of the other positions he held while Business Representative was Local #48 Part time Administrator for NEIEP, JAC Chairman, NEIEP Chairman, NEIEP Instructor, Certifying official for the West Virginia Higher Education.
Mark also sat on the Kanawha Valley Labor Counsel/WV AFL/CIO and the WV Joint Labor/Union & Management Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Counsel.
Mark was ask to join the team as National Coordinator for the Elevator Industry Work Preservation Fund in September, 2008. Some of his duties are Model Legislation and Davis Bacon/Prevailing Wage, Service Contract Act, OSHA, Liaison to the Signatory Contractors, Residential Lift Grant Program.
Mark has earned his Master OSHA Instructor credentials through the Center to Protect Worker’s Rights to teach Train the Trainer for the NEIEP Instructors so they can teach OSHA 10/30 hour courses. He also carries a Construction Outreach Trainer and an Authorized Disaster Response cards so he can also teach OSHA 10/30 hour classes and also he has his QEI.
Mark serves on several committees including: BCTD Davis Bacon Committee, BCTD Safety and Health Committee, IUEC Safety Committee and the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation and the West Virginia A17.3 Committee.