Mark Engman Named Opto 22 President and CEO

Nov. 8, 2006
Mark Engman has been named president and chief executive officer at Opto 22 (, a Temecula, Calif., automation supplier. Engman succeeds his father, Opto 22 founder Robert (Bob) Engman, who will continue with the company in a consultative and advisory role.
 “After 30 years, it’s time to formally hand over the company to Mark,” said Bob Engman. “He has been a large part of the reason Opto 22 has been able to stay ahead of the curve technologically and establish its reputation as the company that builds the automation and control products that are the most reliable in the industry. Under Mark’s leadership, I’m very optimistic about where this company will be in another 30 years.”Mark Engman has been with Opto 22 for 23 years, as both an engineer and executive. After completing his education at the University of California, Irvine, Engman joined Opto 22 in 1983 and worked in a number of departments, including research and development, product support, and manufacturing operations.
In 1989, he developed Cyrano, a flowchart-based control programming environment and the forerunner of both OptoControl and today’s ioControl.
As executive vice president and chief operating officer, Mark Engman oversaw the company’s engineering and purchasing departments and also headed manufacturing operations. In 1996, Engman was awarded the prestigious Leonardo Medal for Technical Innovations in Manufacturing, presented by Microsoft Corp., for his development of Opto 22’s internal business systems.Most recently, Engman has led Opto 22 into the emerging machine-to-machine communications market and has also helped the company forge strategic alliances with several new business partners including Computer Associates, Nokia, nPhase, and Sensorlogic.

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