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WTCS Board - S. Mark Tyler

    S. Mark Tyler

Appointed:  May 2007

Reappointed:  May 2013

Term Expires:  May 2019

Statutory Category:  Public Member


Mark Tyler is founder and president of OEM Fabricators, Inc., a growing contract manufacturer in Western Wisconsin. OEM’s Team Members earned Wisconsin’s Manufacturer of the Year Award, Medium Category, in 2006. OEM repeated in 2012 earning the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award for Workforce Development, the first company to receive this honor.

Mark has been lifelong advocate of Technical Education and began his career with a Design Technology Degree from St. Paul Technical Vocational Institute in Minnesota. He served as a National Officer for VICA (now SkillsUSA) and served on Minnesota’s Vocational Teacher Certification Standards Committee. In 2005, he completed the Minnesota Executive Program through the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. In 2011, he received his MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

In addition to serving on the WTCS Board as a member and past president, Mark serves on a number of other boards and councils including:

  • Wisconsin Technology Council
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce
  • Regent Emeritus, University of Wisconsin System Board
  • Engineered Propulsion Systems, Inc.
  • West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (member & past chair)
  • Manufacturing Works / Gold Collar Careers (member & past chair)
  • St. Croix Valley Family Resource Center
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls Chancellor’s Advisory Committee
  • State Superintendent’s Technology and Engineering Advisory Council

In 2013, Mark was awarded the 2013 Association for Career and Technical Education, Region 3 Award of Excellence; Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators, Award for Special Service to Wisconsin; in 2012, the Business Friend of Education, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; previously he received the C.L. Greiber Award from the Wisconsin Association of Career and Technical Education, and the Technical Education Champion Award from the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association.

He is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, SkillsUSA, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the Horseless Carriage Club and the American Shetland Pony Club.

Mark’s wife Jackie is a pony breeder and together they operate Emerald Glenn Farm which breeds and trains American Shetland and Welsh Ponies. The farm also produces grain and forage crops.


Board Members' Contact Information

For more information contact: Emily Gleason - or 608-267-9066

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