1982 - Mark graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering in South Africa with a major in Lighting Engineering.
He founded a start-up lighting design consultancy “Light Years Ahead” and partnered with a UK company. Within five years they listed on the Stock Exchange growing to R300 million and 250 employees. Mark and his teams implemented lighting projects for Caesars, London Clubs, Hilton Hotels, Merrill Lynch, Reuters, McKinsey, Bain Capital, and Microsoft.
2002 - Mark was Awarded US Immigration O Visa and appointed as a consultant to the EPA. Mark was featured in national TV shows and presented seminars on the new Title 24 lighting energy codes of practice. Mark implemented sales and design training programs across the country and educated Architects, Engineers and Contractors in the new Title 24 Energy Codes.
2005 - Mark founded Lighting Imagination. The company was commissioned by Starbucks Coffee Corporation to design and specify energy-effective LED lighting for 13,000 stores and train their partners globally to activate this program.
While at Lighting Imagination, Optiled/CREE appointed Mark as their Senior Vice President of Product Development attending quarterly meetings in Hong Kong and tasked with defining the strategy and roadmap for LED product development. He then trained their international teams and presented seminars to customers, CREE’s shareholders and LED product engineers in USA, Hong Kong, and China.
2008 - Mark’s company was acquired by 3form, a division of the €3 billion “Hunter Douglas” group of companies. As President of 3form Light Design, Mark was responsible for creating the lighting division for the company. Mark was responsible for the design of all LED lighting technology and techniques.
2012 - Mark reactivated Lighting Imagination/ LightRaze.
2013 - LightRaze formed a strategic alliance with First Circle Light Design.