Mark Engel has been named president and chief executive officer of Rosco Laboratories.
Engel, who had been the company's chief operating officer, is only the third president in Rosco's nearly 100-year history. The company was started in 1910 by Sidney Rosenstein, who remained at its helm until 1958. That year, Stan Miller bought the company, whose primary product was color filters made of gelatin ("gels") and assumed the position in which he has served for 50 years. He remains active as chairman of the board.
When Miller bought the company it had four employees and gross sales of under $100,000. Today Rosco employs hundreds in eleven different countries around the world and sales are well up in the millions of dollars. It remains the world's largest manufacturer of color filters, as well as dozens of other products used in theatre, film and television production. Among its achievements are four technical Academy Awards, an Emmy and a variety of product awards.
Engel joined Rosco over 16 years ago. He had served as chief financial officer before advancing to Chief Operating Officer. A native of Connecticut, the 45 year-old Engel graduated from Dartmouth University and earned his MBA at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He resides now in Stamford with his wife and four children. Active in many industry associations, he works closely with the Technical Standards Committee at ESTA.
"I hope Mark has as long a run as president as his two predecessors,” says Miller. “He is certainly qualified, since he has been steeped in Rosco and the industries it serves for 16 years. Much of the credit for Rosco's recent success in growth and product development is due to his leadership."