Mark Powell is a Sr. Industrial Designer of Research & Development at Össur Americas, Inc., a US division of Össur HF, with its corporate headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland. Össur is a leading global brand for prosthetics and orthopedic bracing systems, with locations worldwide – including the UK, where they have key divisions in Livingston and Stockport. Össur’s mission is improving people’s mobility, and Mark is leading user-centric design, engineering and manufacturing in Foothill Ranch, California. Össur is proud to provide War Veterans and Olympic athletes with prosthetic limbs.
Mark previously was a Design Manager with BMW and Jaguar Land Rover, in the UK, Germany and the US – working on special projects including the Z3 Roadster and Mini Cooper. He also worked in similar roles with Nike, Coca-Cola and Gibson Guitars, before moving to Össur and transitioning into the medical device industry. Mark graduated from London’s prestigious Central School, and now lives in San Juan Capistrano with his fiancé. On weekends, he occasionally instructs students at BMW’s Performance Center West in Palm Desert and is also an avid outdoorsman and musician.