Mark S. Trabbold
SVP, Strategic Initiatives Group
Mark S. Trabbold, SVP, Strategic Initiatives Group, is frequently Ben Franklin’s first point of contact for many companies and entrepreneurs interested in employing Ben’s various resources such as mentoring, technical assistance, and funding. Additionally, Mark leads Ben Franklin’s FabNet™ program – a partnership for rapid prototyping and fabrication utilizing advanced manufacturing technologies; manages an investment portfolio of Ben’s early stage Physical Sciences companies; and coordinates other new technology development and commercialization programs.
Mark has over 30 years of experience in innovation, manufacturing engineering and construction products. Prior to joining Ben Franklin, Mark was Vice President, R&D for CertainTeed Corporation, a North American building materials manufacturing company, where he was responsible for R&D, new business development, and hundreds of new product launches.