Published on January 31, 2019
Alumni Award of Distinction ’01
Whatever environment Mark Hamblin chooses to inhabit, he’ll find ways to make it better.
As a teen, he designed inventory control software for his favourite motorcycle shops. At NAIT, and later at Matrikon, he created more software to streamline manufacturing processes.
Still in pursuit of productivity fixes, in 2008 Hamblin launched Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions to help improve business operations – efforts that have earned accolades for innovation and rapid growth from Profit and Alberta Venture magazines.
In addition, he regularly mentors and hires NAIT students, and organizes an annual industry event at the NAIT Shell Manufacturing Centre to showcase technologies and practices manufacturers can use to excel.
“The manufacturing industry in Alberta is definitely behind the times compared to other jurisdictions in North America,” he says. “They need us and they need NAIT to help move them forward.”
— Cheryl Mahaffy