About Mark

Quick Facts

  • Born and Raised in Oshawa
  • Career Corporate Executive
  • Successful Small Business Owner
  • 3 x National Champion Team Player/Coach
  • Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Member of Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
  • Ready to Represent You

Born in Oshawa and proud to say that I’m a product of this great city.

The reason that I’m running in the upcoming election is simple. I want to make sure that Oshawa continues to be a place of opportunity that offers all of us the chance to succeed.

As an active participant in local sports I know the value of our parks and recreation facilities and how valuable they are in inspiring the youth in our community. Hockey, baseball, softball and lacrosse were all character building blocks for me growing up in Oshawa while music, dancing and the fine arts were instrumental for both of my daughters. We have all had the good fortune and opportunity to succeed thanks to this city’s broad network of dedicated volunteers and quality coaches.

The people of Oshawa know what hard work is all about and they expect nothing less from their elected officials. I learned that life lesson right here, using that same work ethic to set my career path on a course to business success. My resume is extensive, with a focus on sales and marketing at all corporate levels for a number of well-known international brand companies. After serving at the director, manager and signing officer levels for well over two decades I decided to strike out on my own, building a successful business the past 16 years. Although working around the globe has been an amazing experience, I feel compelled at this point in my life to offer what I’ve learned in the business world to our community.

We all live in Oshawa because we care about what it means to us.

Let’s work together to ensure Oshawa’s place as one of the very best cities to live carries on!

Professional Experience

Avalex Housewares Sales Limited
Owner & President

Ivo Cutlery International
National Sales/Marketing Manager

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Canada
National Sales Manager

Parker Pen Canada (Division of Gillette Stationary Products)
Director of Sales/National Sales Manager/Ontario Sales Manager

Simpsons /Hudson’s Bay Company
Principal Buyer’s Assistant

Education

University of Toronto
Physical & Health Education

O’Neil Collegiate & Vocational Institute Oshawa

Corporate & Personal Causes

The Shaw Festival
PEN Free Expression Matters
March of Dimes ‘Back a Fighter’
Special Olympics
HBC Foundation Partners/Canadian Olympic Foundation
Ride for Prostate (Durham)

I want to help

I want to help get Mark elected as our Local Councillor in Ward 4, Oshawa.