Mark Merrill has been an AFW volunteer pilot since 2002 and served as Northern California Wing Leader for three years. He is also the NorCal Wing safety officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Maharishi International University and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Institute business program. Mark is currently Vice President, Corporate Strategic Development, for Lam Research, Inc., and a Board Observer for Fabric8Labs in San Diego. He serves on the board, is vice president of and check pilot for FFI (Formation Flying Inc.), serving the aviation airshow community.