Mark Szela

Senior Project Manager

Mark Szela

Who, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? And why?
The Cast of SNL in 1992.  The cast included everyone from Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Kevin Nealon.  If I could throw in some of the guests, like Seinfeld or Nirvana, I would add them in as well.  I am sure I wouldn’t get a word in edgewise; however, I am 100% sure it would be the most fun and interesting dinner I could find.

What is your favorite project you worked on and why?
Although I have worked on many larger and more complex projects, my favorite project was building my house.  It was a lot of work and everyone said that my wife and I would be at each other’s throats, but it went very smoothly.  I started thoughts of this house in a College drafting class at WPI where I drafted all the floorplans.  I performed as much work as possible including everything from site design, land clearing, surveying, all the way through tiling, finish carpentry, and painting.  There were a bunch of great subs to manage and a few less than great subs that needed to be replaced.  Every decision in the house was ours, and we get to live in it every day.

Who or what inspires you?
My inspiration is my children.  In the short term, giving them the knowledge to know what is right and the confidence to act upon that knowledge.  In the longer term, I want to have the means to give them whatever advantages they may need in their early adulthood so that they can have successful and happy lives.

What is one thing on your bucket list and will you accomplish it?
I would like to take a motorhome and travel the whole country.  This is a retirement bucket list, maybe 3 months of every year load up and just drive.  It will happen, I am not sure the full extent of international driving but I am sure I’ll get a good chunk of Mexico and Canada.

Other people in Operations

Andy Timofeev

Director of Business Development – Life Sciences

Andy Timofeev

Rob Duker

Project Manager, Corporate Interiors

Rob Duker