SMC 2014 Speaker - Mark Thirsk, Linx Consulting - Biography

Mark Thirsk
Founder and Managing Partner
Linx Consulting

Mark Thirsk is a Founder and Managing Partner of Linx Consulting that leads in providing market defining analysis and strategic insights across major electronic materials markets. Mark has over 25 years experience in economic and business forecasting, strategic planning, technical marketing, product management and M&A spanning many segments and processes in electronic materials.  Having been on both sides of the fence, both as a user and marketer of materials and equipment, Mark is well placed to bring clarity and insight into understanding markets from both a technical and commercial perspective. Mark has served on the SEMI Chemicals and Gases Manufacturers Group (CGMG) since 1999, acting as Chairman between 2001 and 2003.  Mark has authored multiple publications in both academic and trade publications, as well as contributed to several patents.  Mark holds an Honors B.Sc. in metallurgy and materials science from Birmingham University and an MBA from The Open Business School.