Mark Girard joins Citizens Bank’s Board of Directors

Citizens Bank is happy to announce that Mark Girard has joined Citizens Bank’s Board of Directors!

Mark T. Girard is the Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President of Applied Kinetics Incorporated (AKI), a high-tech company that specializes in the semiconductor and medical device industries. Girard co-founded AKI in 1998, and later established a subsidiary in Bangkok, Thailand. 

 Mark has been actively involved in various industry-wide technical consortiums and committees.  Prior to 1998, he held technical and managerial positions at Hutchinson Technology incorporated.  He has been granted in excess of 30 US and International patents.

 Girard is a director for Mobius Innovations Incorporated.  Mark also served on the Board of Directors, the Finance Committee, and the Building Committee for the Crow River Golf Club.  He is an avid supporter of the United Way, the Hutchinson Health Care Foundation, and various local sporting associations.

 A native of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Girard graduated from Lowell P. Goodrich High School in 1989 and the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He and his wife, Sara, have three children; Madeleine, Mitchell, and Meredith.