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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Q-Mark, a leading North American manufacturer of probe styli, is celebrating an important milestone reaching their 25th year in business. Among the industries they serve are aerospace, biomedical, defense, technology, and transportation. While this is a cause for celebration for any company, owner and CEO Mark Osterstock is especially proud to share the credit with his staff and family.
Osterstock had entrepreneurialism in his blood. He worked alongside his father at age 13 sweeping the machine shop after school. “My dad was a hard worker,” he remembers. “He was a fantastic role model for how to run a business and manage the many challenges that come with the responsibility.”
As is often the case, it has not been a straight line to stability and recognition as a premier supplier of a precision measurement tool so many industries demand. “We’ve gone through several deep economic crisis since our launch in 1993,” Osterstock notes with a head shake. “I just kept focused on what our customers needed, even if there were fewer of them for a time.”
Being very involved in the manufacturing industry in California, Osterstock has been in leadership roles in the Los Angeles chapter of the National Tooling & Machining Association, recently serving as board president. “I’m certain that part of how our company has prospered throughout the years has been by teaming with other knowledgeable professionals I meet through NTMA.”