Mark Patrick Anderson


325 Braddie Cove

Position Wanted:
Logistician, Logistics Manager, Logistics Coordinator, Field Logistician, Field Logistics

Highly adaptable mechanical engineer with experience in logistics and management as well as product design and humanitarian aid. Excels at meeting challenges in dynamic working conditions as well as operating in a team-oriented setting. Skilled at utilizing a hands-on approach to problem solving and experienced working in multi-national environment.

Professional Experience

Medcins Sans Frontires (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders USA January 2013 Present

Logistics Manager Adjumani, Uganda South Sudan Refugee Resettlement Camps (Ayilo)

Focal point and technical advisor for logistics in the project; managed a monthly budget of 36,600 (euros) and a team of 40 logistics staff

Supported medical activities in one field hospital (including emergency, maternity, in-patient care, and 24-hour ambulance service) and three field clinics (out-patient care) in four refugee resettlement camps through managing logistical resources

Collaborated with medical team to plan, execute, and follow up on three rounds of Intermittent Preventative Treatment (IPT) malaria prophylaxis distributions averaging 95% coverage or 13,500 children under 15 per round; logistics initiatives included:

Pre- and post-distribution site construction and dismantling of temporary structures for 13 sites, required hiring 10 additional workers

Incorporating additional transportation into the fleet for increased workload in addition to ensuring transportation access for regular project activities

Arranging with local leaders for site security throughout the process

Ensuring availability of water and other materials throughout the distribution

Devised a cholera response plan for logistics involving several strata of action and response kits; enacted the base level intervention after receiving suspected cases, which included the construction of a temporary cholera ward and staff training

Oversaw and managed the donation of logistics material to the Ministry of Health (MoH) during the handover period

Planned, managed, and directed logistic activity to dismantle the mission and hand it over to the MoH; activity included:

Arranging for trucks to arrive in a timely order to ensure that retained material could be moved back to Coordination (Kampala) or to the new project opening (Kasese)

Removing material in a stepwise manner in order to respect the ongoing activity and additional activities (IPT, PCV survey, Pharmacy needs) and including items such as cold chain and power systems (generators, fuel storage, etc.)

Documenting and tracking material shipments

Ensuring the grounds were ready to be handed back to the Ministry of Agriculture including removal of all MSF items and following up on any pending maintenance or construction issues

Logistics Referent Old Fangak, South Sudan Exploratory (Explo) Assessment

Conducted exploratory assessment of Old Fangak (Jonglei, South Sudan) in order to determine the logistical needs, the security situation, and projected regional stability, as well as collaborate with medical assessor

Submitted report upon completion of analysis, assessment was approved and project was opened at the end of 2014

Logistics Referent Aweil, South Sudan Maternity and Pediatric Project, Aweil State Hospital

Technical referent for project; managed and directed team of 95 full-time logistics staff, including two expatriate logisticians

Provided logistical support to 174 bed hospital, including construction of temporary 35 bed malaria ward and a malaria out-patient clinic

Facilitated the mobilization of malaria outreach clinics to respond to an unprecedented malaria outbreak (total project maximum anticipated cases ~ 12,000 positives, actual number treated ~ 60,000 positives) with equipment, personnel, and security management

Organized the construction of a temporary surgical ward for a surgical program involving over 1,000 anesthesia induced surgeries/dressing changes

Collaborated with other members of project coordination team to set strategy and project direction

Developed the project logistics mise plat and budget for 2015

Organized and executed the reception of several large, multi-ton airlifts to the project for emergency orders (Antonov AN-32 & AN-26, Lockheed C-130)

Served as acting Projected Coordinator during absences of PC

Engaged in dialogue and negotiation with various military, police, civilian authorities as well as UN agencies and other INGOs in order to ensure security, stability, and reliability of project functions

Hospital Logistician Tacloban City, Philippines Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Emergency Relief

Managed and directed department of 21 full-time staff and 8 contracted vehicles/operators

Provided support for field hospital consisting of IPD (37 beds), OPD, Maternity, ER, OT, Newborn Unit, Psychosocial Care, and Outreach

Oversaw the Completion of Works for roof repairs of permanent hospital building (Maternity)

Moved in-patient wards from field hospital tents to permanent hospital building

Worked with UNDP on improvements in local waste management practices

Closed the project included cleaning, dismantling, and packing several inflatable tents and canvas tents, as well as deconstructing semi-permanent field structures, removing all MSF material from the premises, and ensuring all waste had been removed from the site

Logistics Manager Nairobi, Kenya Mathare Project

Blue House (HIV/AIDS), Green House (TB/MDR), & Lavender House (Sexual/Gender Based Violence)

Managed and directed department of 15 full-time staff and 7 locum staff

Devised and implemented a non-invasive solution to a longstanding water problem, saving the project a projected 760 (euros) monthly

Completed an aggressive overhaul of the supply chain, cutting back items ordered by nearly 25% and stabilizing the ordering and distribution process to allow for continual and accurate consumption analysis

Completed remodeling process for the three clinics

Planned, contracted, and completed the remodeling of a neighboring building into a generator room and logistics store/workshop, reducing noise pollution and improving air quality

Worked closely with the Ministry of Health to assist with personnel and resources for 3 polio vaccination campaigns

Established an office safe zone through installation of security doors and other measures

Devised and implemented accountability measures for the use of departmental resources and money


Completed TLB (Basic Technical Logistics Course) May 2014 Merignac, France

Completed First Field Assignment Logistics Training January 2013 Merignac, France

Westlake Chemical Corporation PVC Division, Calvert City, Kentucky. October 2011 December 2011

Laboratory Technologist (Temp) Quality Control.

Actively monitored defining industrial and government specifications for PVC resin quality and vinyl presence during production, storage, and pre-shipping

Directed plant operators on loading priorities per customer quality requirements

Developed amendable, streamlined procedural training reference guide for future new laboratory employees

SchlumbergerWell Cementing Services, South Division, Alice, Texas.March 2009 October 2011

Field Engineer 1 Well Cementing Supervisor and First Line Manager.

Generated $3 million in revenue for district through successful cement job completions

Ran cement job operations - responsible for job preparation, execution on location, and follow up; made necessary modifications to jobs as required by changing conditions in the field

Oversaw and worked with crews of up to ten field equipment operators

Interfaced with oil company representative as well as drilling crews, casing crews, downhole tool operators, and various third party vendors on location

Implemented fix to cement bulk loading system to reduce slurry system contamination

Trained and supervised three upcoming Field Engineers and two Field Service Supervisors

Worked in supply chain logistical coordination for Fracturing and Cementing operations

Active in lab, bulk plant, and maintenance operations

Completed WCS Operations School September 2009

General ElectricConsumer & Industrial, Louisville, Kentucky.January 2006  August 2007

Design Engineering Co-op  New Product Introduction, Three Rotations.

Cleaning Products Co-op:

Worked with Program Reliability Engineer on washing machine drive system upgrade, projected to save company $10 million annually

Monitored and recorded data for new model test units, performed troubleshooting and diagnostics on problem units

Constructed and monitored test fixture for washing machine lid brake sensors

Refrigeration Co-op:

Designed wire harnesses for three new refrigerator models

Designed hardware components for the model change (ductwork, brackets, etc.)

Interfaced daily with assigned CAD team member at Satyam (India)


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.May 2008

GPA 3.21 of 4.0

Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam, EIT certified.October 2007

Activities/Other Work Experience

La Fournette  French Caf and Bakery, Chicago, IllinoisOctober 2012  March 2013

Barista, Line Cook, Clerk, and Dishwasher at independent Alsatian Bakery

Catholic Charities  Chicago, IllinoisFall 2012  Spring 2013

Junior Board Member

PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving)  Chicago, IllinoisFall 2012  Spring 2013

Volunteer in Rescue & Recovery at No Kill animal shelter

Rotaract  Paducah, Kentucky ChapterSummer 2012

Young adult affiliate of Rotary International

Independent Study - FrenchSummer 2012,

Winter 2013/2014

Substitute Teacher St. Mary School System, Paducah, KentuckyJanuary 2012 May 2012

Provided substitute teaching assistance as needed for a variety of classes covering the spectrum from math to the sciences to art

Triangle Fraternity  Kentucky Chapter, Rechartering Member.August 2003  May 2008

Served as Secretary, VP of Standards, Community Service Chair.

Participated in various philanthropic events sponsored by the Greek Community

Participated in university intramural sports representing the fraternity

University of Kentucky SnowcatsAugust 2003  May 2008

Outdoor/Snowsports University Club Member

Louisville Ultimate Frisbee AssociationSummer 2006 - Summer 2007

International Travel Experience

Asia Minor and AfricaVarious, 2015

Turkey, Ethiopia, Georgia, France

EuropeMay/June 2014

France, Spain, Ireland

EuropeAutumn 2013

France, Spain, Morocco

South AmericaMarch 2012  April 2012

Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay

EuropeJune 2011  July 2011

Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden


April 2011  May 2011

AfricaJune 2010

Uganda, Tanzania

EuropeJune 2008

Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Czech Republic

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