Mark Harris is Site Director for GKN Aerospace overseeing operations in South Carolina and Washington state. In this role, he manages the assembly of advanced composite and alloy structures as well as state-of-the-art manufacturing of inlet lip skins for the Boeing 737 MAX and 777X. GKN’s South Carolina operations are comprised of two facilities in Orangeburg that encompass more than 275,000 square feet and GKN’s Washington facility specializes in painting 737 MAX winglets.
Prior to joining GKN, Mark worked as an executive in aerospace manufacturing and completed a 25-year career in the US Air Force, retiring as a Colonel. In his last role in the Air Force, he commanded the 437th Maintenance Group at Joint Base Charleston. In that capacity, he led 1,600 people and managed the world’s largest fleet of C-17 aircraft supporting worldwide operations. He has an in-depth background in all aspects of aircraft production, logistics and sustainment having directed flight line, heavy maintenance and manufacturing operations on more than 20 airframes.
Mark holds Master’s Degrees in Organizational Management from The George Washington University, Human Resource Management from Webster University and Military Operational Arts and Sciences from Air University.