From 2000-2009, Mark was the Quality
Assurance Manager/Coordinator (the "ISO 9001
guy") at Xicom Technology, the premier amplifier supplier
for the satellite communications
In August '06, Mark married the love of
his life, Laura. Check
out the story and see some photos!
In his "past life", he was the
President of Actual Entertainment, creator of the Gubble video
games. Once featured in Life Magazine
as one of the elite video game players in
the nation, Mark was known, at one time
or another, for having the highest score
in the "world" on video games
such as Frogger, Moon Patrol, Pengo,
Tutankham and Bagman.
Mark is a genuine cat lover, and most
cats seem to know it. Dooley (1996-2004) was the most
amazing cat he ever had the privilege to
enjoyed taking his daily walks around the
block. Over the years, he brought Mark
many unusual gifts. Kind of like a dog,
but without the barking and the mess! Now
Mark has two bundles of joy in his
life...his two new kitties are Impy
Mark is known as "the
organizer"; if a neat desk is a sign
of a sick mind, well...
For 12 years before Xicom, Mark worked as
a Project Manager and Applications
Engineer at ILEX Systems, in charge of large networked
control systems (SCADA) for the utility
business. Then, he joined forces with
long-time friends Franz Lanzinger and
Eric Ginner in the formation of Actual Entertainment. He is a member of the American
Contract Bridge League (ACBL), having attained the rank of
Silver Life Master. He is also an expert
in the little-known sport of car rallyes. His spare time is spent
playing tennis, playing bridge, playing
video games, playing word games, and
watching "quality" television.
During Mark's reign as Actual
Entertainment President, he hosted a live
chat on December 3, 1997 at World Without
Borders...would you like to see the transcript? In April '98, he was
interviewed by Blank Gaming...perhaps
you'd like to see what Mark said.
Along with Eric Ginner (another video
game expert), Mark achieved fame by being
featured in Life Magazine and Blip
Magazine in 1983. Care to have
In the summer of 2005, Mark was
interviewed by a film crew. The result
was a movie titled Chasing
full length documentary feature that
debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in
January 2007 and was featured on the Showtime TV
networks in December 2008.
Oh! One final note. Mark has lots of
digital photo albums featuring his
family, his friends, his vacations
and--of course--his cats!
Check out the photos!