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Mark Melnick

Ivy Tech Community College
Executive Director, Workforce Strategic Partnerships
South Bend/Elkhart Campus

s executive director of workforce strategic partnerships, Mark serves as a key strategic advisor to the South Bend/Elkhart campus and community, regarding community relations and fulfilling workforce training needs, of both local and regional business and industry.

Prior to his current role, Mark served as Technical Training Manager, U.S. for Benteler Automotive where he was involved in the NAO Benteler Academy.  Mark coordinated, defined and delivered trainings to five Benteler facilities across the United States. His career also includes serving as the environmental, health and safety, and training manager for Crown ERAM, LLC, process quality assurance, training and safety manager for Glenmount Global Solutions (formerly Crow n ESA), and various other roles with Magnetech Industrial Services, Inc., H&G Services, Inc., and Allison Controls and Automation. Mark has been a consultant with Progressive Performance Services since 2010, specializing in performance consulting technologies.

Mark earned his Master’s degree from Indiana University and his Bachelor’s degree from Evangel University in Springfield, Mo. More recently, he earned his Post Graduate Certificate in Training and Human Performance Improvement from Capella University, Minn.

Locally, Mark serves as the chair for the Advanced Manufacturing Sector Partnership in Elkhart County and as a member of the Technical Advisory Board for Ivy Tech.