Vice President of Business Development
Mark Cumm is the vice president of business development for MTorres America. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the MTorres group strategy in the U.S., expanding the company’s North American presence, identifying new business and partnership opportunities in the defense and space markets, and leading its government affairs activities. He is based in Seattle at the company’s U.S. headquarters. In this newly created role he works directly with the MTorres leadership to help shape the future direction of the business.
Prior to this appointment, Mark was vice president of sales and marketing with MTorres America where he led the business unit strategy for new business capture.
Before joining MTorres, he was managing director and founder of The Kirian Group, an aerospace business consultancy representing international aerospace companies in the U.S. market. He also served in a variety of customer engagement roles with RTI International, Curtiss-Wright Controls and Eaton Aerospace.
Mark was the strategic business relations manager for The Boeing Company, supporting the Office of the Chairman where he managed a variety of strategic planning initiatives, international and government affairs activities while working closely with the company’s operating units, executive council and board of directors. Previously, he was manager, government technology collaboration within Boeing Commercial Airplanes where he was responsible for advancing technology collaboration with a variety of government research and development customers worldwide.
Mark’s initial role in the aerospace industry was a the manager of corporate membership and international programs at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in Washington, D.C.
Mark is a graduate of Radford University, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in finance and economics. He is active within the business community as a member of the AIAA, SAE and has been named to serve as a 2017 member of the AIA Board of Governors. Mark was raised in Herkimer, New York, and currently resides with his family in Seattle, Washington. He is an active volunteer board member and coach in the Seattle youth lacrosse community.