Mark is experienced in first-of-a-kind metallurgical plants and commercialization of new technology, including technology and financial risk management. He has more than 20 years of experience in the metallurgical industry (nickel, ferro-nickel, zinc, copper, magnesium, aluminium and materials) in plant operations, project engineering and applied research. He started his career at Noranda in research and as a process and project engineer. At Falconbridge, he acted as an owner representative on the $4.5B Koniambo Nickel project. He then worked at Elkem on the design, operation and scale up of high intensity and high temperature processes, furnaces and reactors.