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Mark Fink
ETCP CR-T, IESNA Systems Division Manager, Barbizon Capitol Inc.

Mark joined the team at Barbizon Capitol in 2001 as a Project Manager and was promoted to the position of Systems Division Manager in August of 2012. Before joining Barbizon he worked in local, professional theatre and event production as a Technical Director, Production Manager, Lighting Designer/ Director, and Sound Designer. As the Systems Division Manager he is responsible for the oversight of Barbizon Capitol’s Systems Sales, Integration, Project Management, and Technical Services. He also serves as Project Executive for projects whose technical complexity or profile requires an additional level of direct, senior management oversight and coordination.

His deep technical background and direct experience in all of the areas under his supervision ensures an understanding of the requirements of Barbizon’s projects. He is adept at all phases of the construction process from conceptual design through the work of trade contractors and technicians. His commitment to safe working environments led him to complete the OSHA 30 hour training in Construction Safety & Health, the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) for Rigging – Theatre, and competent person training for fall protection. In his time at Barbizon he has provided Project Management and Systems Integration for some of Barbizon’s largest projects encompassing every type of technology Barbizon provides.

As a Project Manager he worked on the historic Paramount Theatre in Charlottesville, VA and the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC. Both projects involved bringing previously abandoned performance spaces back to life with networked dimming and control systems, distributed controls for intelligent fixtures, architectural lighting controls as well as manual counterweight and dead-hung rigging systems. He also project managed the fast paced construction of Alhurra’s studios, which went from an empty warehouse to first broadcast in less than three months.

The Newseum represented a coming together of years of experience in a massive building with a theatre space, two television studios, live event spaces (including the multi-story atrium), and eight floors of architectural lighting and controls all accessible from anywhere in the building. He was also responsible for the multiple types of motorized rigging systems installed in the theatre and studios, as well as the self-climbing 34,000-pound video wall in the atrium.

As a Systems Integrator, he has taken the knowledge gained working in the industry and implementing these types of systems to assist clients (Owners, Architects, Consultants, General Contractors, and Electrical Contractors) in planning and procuring a wide range of diverse projects. These include projects such as the lighting controls for the new Spy Museum (currently under construction in DC), lighting and motorized rigging systems for US Government facilities, and Liberty University’s new Black Box Theatre. His experience with control systems and fixtures, combined with a willingness to assist clients in development of their ideas has led to less traditional applications of Barbizon’s capabilities on projects such as demonstration and training facilities for defense contractors, LED conversion projects for architectural spaces, and public artwork projects.

He is a member of the Museum and Art Gallery Lighting Committee of IESNA where he has assisted with writing the controls sections of the recently published update to RP-30, “Museum and Art Gallery Lighting:  A Recommended Practice.”  Mark holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Maryland College Park. He lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife.