Feature Friday | Mark Frankfurth, Product Safety and Compliance Engineering

Product Safety and Compliance Engineering Cymer/ASMLMeet Mark Frankfurth, our Senior Manager of CLS Product Safety and Compliance Engineering who holds his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Mark manages the CLS product safety/compliance engineers to support the development of safe laser products and tools that meet industry and customer requirements. His team investigates product-related safety incidents and provides information for customers to meet their regulatory compliance requirements.

“My favorite part about Cymer is working over the years with great people to change the amazing world of electronics again and again. My greatest source of pride has been the dedicated engineers who have worked for me and the excellent work we have done for Cymer over the last 20 years to ensure safe products for our employees and customers.”

Outside of work, Mark enjoys amateur radio communications, learning about gardening, and volunteering in the community.

Mark began volunteering at the Palomar-Pomerado Hospital in 2012 after he was there for surgery, and has volunteered every month since – totaling over 400 hours of service.

“I appreciated the importance of patient care, and was impressed by the nurses and their amazing dedication. My volunteer work allows them more time to focus on patients.”

For two afternoons each month, Mark provides wheelchair transportation of patients out of the hotel when they are discharged and between departments within the hospital.

Mark heard about the opportunity to volunteer at the Poway Fire Department after being a member of the San Diego Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 2006, and joining the Poway CERT in 2011 after buying a home there.

“Seeing New Orleans during Katrina motivated me to be a part of the solution in a major disaster event such as an earthquake or wildfires.”

“CERT members are trained and drilled by uniformed firefighters in small academies each year. Areas of proficiency include incident command system (ICS), search and rescue, firefighting, emergency medical, and more. Specialized training includes ham radio for emergency communications, helicopter operations support, and being cross-certified with the Red Cross to operate emergency shelters.”

Mark assists community Safety Fairs by manning booths, provides communication for parades, and leadership for county-wide fire department/CERT drills. Over the holiday, Mark helped with food collections and distribution as well as combined fire and police shopping events with kids.