Founder and Director
The Founder and Director, Mark Bowlus, is a Mechanical Engineer with a nearly 20-year history of professional engineering experience, invention and self-started entrepreneurship. He has professional skills in mechanical design, automation, and programming which he has used to complete numerous cross-disciplinary projects. Invention, prototyping, and teaching has been a life-long passion.
Mark graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Spanish, and specialization in Computer Science. Prior to this venture, Mark worked in a number of engineering related positions with organizations such as: Honda, Alstom Automation, and Materion. Never satisfied to be pigeonholed into doing the same task for a career, he wore many hats as Mechanical Design Engineer, Engineering Manager, Technical Sales, Applications Engineering, Production Engineering, and Operations Management.
Mark is an active community member and is always looking for an opportunity to get his hands dirty. He has served on construction teams both locally and overseas. Mark is also heavily involved in education, as he is currently serving as a school board member and adviser for the school Lego Club.
Mark has been married to his wife Judy for 20 years. They have two young children, Hannah and Matthew. The whole family enjoys all types of creative projects.
Gary Kellermeier has 29 years of experience in manufacturing, including production, quality assurance, shipping and receiving, supervision, and facilities management. His past employment includes work for American Cyanamid and Cytec Industries. Most recently, he has been U.S. facilities manager at Bulk Molding Compound (Citadel Plastics), where he has had responsibility for project planning and budget projection, procurement of equipment, and maintenance of U.S. plant facilities. In addition he has assisted with plant projects in China, Mexico, Germany, Turkey, and Brazil.
Gary was instrumental in bringing Habitat for Humanity to Wood County, and is a past member of the Board of Directors and past Chair of the Site and Construction Committee. He designed and supervised the construction of the first three Habitat for Humanity homes in Wood County. Gary is a member of the local wood worker’s guild. In his free time, he enjoys home remodeling, wood working, antique restoration, and showing his 1923 Chevrolet Utility Express truck at car shows.