Life Began in Brooklyn, Moved to the Sonora Desert in Tucson (u of A) to learn Mandarin, & Transitioned to Taiwan to Develop fluency in chinese and begin manufacturing Career..
Mark Forman grew up in Midwood Brooklyn, next door to Brooklyn College. Had a view of the Twin Towers from his bedroom window. Was always fascinated by the cultural and visual diversity of NYC. Peak experience-running talent booking and snack bar and record shop at Environ Jazz Loft.
Going to U of A in Tucson was quite a contrast to the hustle and bustle of NYC. Learned to appreciate personal relationships and nature and picked up a language spoken by over a billion people:Mandarin Chinese.
Moved to Taiwan-got a job in big US fishing rod factory: Berkley/Fenwick/Fintek and was responsible for expediting 800 sku’s of 3 brands of rods with no RFID inventory system and s 3 day old WIP dot matrix printout . Took over production scheduling for stamped hardware dept and cleared up backlog that had existed for years in 3 months time. Our former factory is now a Semi-conductor plant…times change. Peak revelation: All these state of the art US branded sporting goods with “Made in Taiwan” in fine print on them. Far cry from the cheapo hair dryers and electric fans I thought was their only thing.
So many of my friends will ask me, “Mark are you a consultant?” I mean it’s not totally wrong but “Fixer” just sounds so much more concise than “I get Stuff Done!”! We also do all the mundane important day to day stuff of keeping al the moving parts oiled inside the machine.
Marlin has been in business for almost 30 years of international business. Notable accomplishments here: worked on tooling and production (injection molded caps for bar ends) for Onza bar ends, which originated that cool little ram horn on the end of the mountain bike grip which is now ubiquitous; original RollerBlade wheel base tooling (injection molded Nylon with GF fill) and production, numerous top model carbon tennis racket ( Wilson, Prince, Dunlop) compression mold tooling, setting up composite ski pole and water ski factory, developing and producing Lyrrus GVox (injection molded housing, custom wound pick up and PCB module) digital transcribing of guitar sound into musical score, developing InGel/ Loadlifter elastomeric comfort material system as component in bag, shoe and luggage products, establishing AmCham Taichung a the representative chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in central Taiwan-as a networking hub for international and local businessmen. We also have done numerous projects for market research and market sales development here for foreign companies: Rayzist, Sterigenics, Brewed Chocolate, etc.
Lastly, since it’s not all about business: volunteering and fundraising for Hsiang Shang Foundation which runs a large group home for kids that were in risky or harmful home environments and an orphanage for handicapped kids.
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