Making a Mark.
Byline: By Nick Whitten
His appointment as resource efficiency broker will ensure Midas is equipped to meet the growing demands from the regional business sector.
Specialising in energy management, production process efficiency and reliability, and system and process change implementation, Mark will diagnose and project manage solutions to help the region's firms become more resource efficient, cost-effective and sustainable.
Mark, originally from Blaydon, joins Midas after spending six years as a production process leader in the chemical industry.
In this field he achieved significant success, realising cost benefits of pounds 200,000 through equipment and procedural changes and increasing process An increasing process is a stochastic process
where the random variables capacity by 20%.
He has extensive experience of managing safety, environmental, and production performance and quality requirements and has implemented environmental management systems.
Mark is also trained in mechanical and production engineering, chemical processing and holds a postgraduate certificate A Postgraduate certificate is generally a postgraduate qualification designed to provide students with specialized knowledge that is less extensive than a Postgraduate diploma or Master's degree. in management and technology.
Midas is a free service launched this year to help regional businesses reduce operating costs and increase competitiveness through the improved use of energy, water and materials.
It has a holistic approach holistic approach A term used in alternative health for a philosophical approach to health care, in which the entire Pt is evaluated and treated. See Alternative medicine, Holistic medicine. , assessing all areas of resource efficiency, and can provide significant amounts of funding to help meet the cost of projects where the outcome may result in a resource saving.
Mark said: "The control of resource use and waste is a significant factor in ensuring the competitiveness of any business. Midas can and does assist in providing solutions."