Mark, a TLCA member since 1988, founded Metal-tech 4×4 in his garage in 2000, evolving it into a manufacturer with several innovations for Land Cruisers. His commitment extends beyond entrepreneurship; he has served on the TLCA Board of Directors and the TLCA Chapter Cascade Cruisers. Mark is a steadfast supporter of TLCA events, generously contributing through Metal-tech 4×4 donations and leading runs. His impact also resonates in the broader automotive world, as he has supported remote location TV and film productions for Toyota advertising and the BBC TV show Top Gear. Metal-tech 4×4 has been awarded a TLCA Business Member of the Year.
Mark’s lifelong passion for Land Cruisers began at 16 with a ’67 FJ40, a vehicle he and his father, David, dedicated considerable time to. Mark’s early hands-on experiences fueled his drive to enhance offroad performance, a journey he continues with unwavering enthusiasm. This passion has transcended generations, now shared with his three sons—Ryan, Owen, and Evan—ensuring a lasting legacy of adventure and exploration within the family.