WESTPAK is excited to announce the creation of the new Principal Engineer position and the appointment of Mark Escobedo to fill the role.
The new position was designed to ensure a knowledgeable resource is available to provide technical support to our clients, partners, and sales and marketing teams. Fortunately for everyone, Mark applied for the opportunity and was selected.
Mark has contributed to WESTPAK for almost 25 years. His vast knowledge covers the testing needs of the many industries we serve, including medical device, pharmaceutical, cold chain, computer electronic, consumer goods, and foods.
Mark will refocus his contributions to standards organizations and industry focus groups in his new role, including ISTA, ASTM, the IoPP’s Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee (MDPTC), and the Kilmer innovations in Packaging (KiiP). He recently contributed to the ASTM F1980-21 revision through the ASTM F.02 committee. Additionally, he is leading his industry colleagues to review ASTM D7386. His future participation will support WESTPAK’s involvement with ISTA’s focus groups on Unit Load Stability, Vibration Transfer Research Function, and ISTA Advocacy Council work. So, watch for industry notifications and publications pertinent to these topics.
Mark is a San Jose State University graduate, receiving his packaging education from distinguished professors Dr. Jorge Marcondes and Herb Schueneman.
Mark has held several positions at WESTPAK, including Test Engineer, Quality Manager, Chief Technical Officer, Senior Sales Engineer, and others. He is highly qualified to continue contributing to WESTPAK, the industry, and our customers in this new role.
Mark is also an athlete! In June, he plans to participate in a 500-mile, 7-day bicycle ride supporting the AIDs/LifeCycle. In his spare time, Mark enjoys time with his wife (married 21 years) and their two high-school-age children.
With Mark in this new role, WESTPAK looks forward to continuing the outstanding technical support he gives to our customers and the testing industry.