Vocational Missionaries: Global Mission through Global Business

God is at work in the 21st century to use the globalization of United States and European businesses to provide opportunities for Christian business professionals to become vocational missionaries.
Mark VanDyke

(as of 2012)


High School Graduation, 1973, Northside High School, Jackson, TN
BS Electrical Engineering, 1977, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN

Work History:

Trax Technology (Scottsdale, Arizona and Cebu Philippines) 2008 – present

2012 – present   President: Trax Technologies, Asia

2008 – 2012   President and General Manager, Trax Technologies Asia
Developed an operations and software development center in Cebu, Philippines to provide outsourced freight audit and payment services supporting Trax global customers.  Our Cebu operations grew from 50 personnel in 2008 to over 350 employees and contract services personnel in 2012, now supporting customers in the US, Asia and Europe.

Lexmark International (Lexington, KY and Cebu Philippines) 1991- 2008

2004 – 2008  General Manager, Cebu Development Lab                                           Responsible for the Cebu lab’s product software development, firmware development, IT infrastructure, productivity applications, and functional/compatibility testing organizations.  The organization grew to 22 managers, 250 developers and more than 200 contracted test services personnel.

2000 – 2003 Director, Software Development, Consumer Printer Division
Our organization is responsible for the Host Software Development and System Quality Assurance of all Lexmark Consumer Printer Products.  I directed 12 managers and approximately 200 development and test personnel in Lexington, plus a remote development and test organization of 150 in Cebu, Philippines.  Software products included Printer Drivers and Print/Scan/Fax/Photo applications for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.

1998 – 2000  Area Manager, Consumer Printer Software Development
This organization was a new group within Lexmark’s Consumer Printer Division when it was formed in 1998, and grew from 30 to 125 in two years.  The organization was responsible for the development of Microsoft Window’s driver support for all Lexmark Consumer Printer Products.  This included developing business relationships with 3rd party software technology providers in the Windows, Mac and Linux environments.

1995 – 1998 Manager, Asian Software Dev, Worldwide Business Development
This group was established in 1995 to development printer products specifically for the Japanese, Korean and Chinese marketplaces.  Worked closely with OEM partners in Asia including Fujitsu and Samsung; and with Lexmark’s ASIA marketing and sales teams.

1991 – 1994  Product Development Manager, Laser Printer Software Development
This group was responsible for the printer firmware development of Lexmark’s entry-level business laser printers.

IBM Corporation, 1977-1991

1988-1991         Manager, Software Product Assurance and Human Factors
This group was responsible for the testing and quality assurance of IBM’s laser printers, and the Human Factors evaluation of these products

1984-1988  Chief Architect, Office Systems Development Team
Responsible for the hardware and software architectures of several IBM office system products, including the IBM Personal Typing System

1982-1984  Staff Software Engineer, Typing Systems
Member of the Typing Systems features development team, responsible for communication software development.

1977-1982   Associate Hardware Engineer, Office System Features
Responsible for System Logic Design and Development, including CRT controllers, for IBM Office System Products

Married to Deborah Ann Carter for 35 years.  Debbie was office manager for the Jessamine Co. Board of Education’s District Technology Office from 2000-2004.  Prior to this, she worked for 8 years as a social worker in Lexington with Childplace, a Christian Adoption Agency.

Debbie and I have 2 daughters and 1 granddaughter:

Andrea Lopina: Graduated from Lipscomb University, May 2002, with a BS in Computer Information Systems.  Employed by Dell Computer Co. since graduation. Married and lives in the Philippines.  In addition to working for Dell, she and her husband lead the Hope for Tomorrow ministry.

Meredith Rice:   Graduated from the University of Kentucky, December 2006, with BS Nursing.  Employed by the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY.  Married with one child, Aubrey



Board of Directors, US Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, 2011 – present

Board of Directors and professor, Cebu Bible College, Cebu, Philippines, 2004 – present

Lexmark Corporate Service Representative, GK Community Development, 2005-2008

Director Philippine Ministries Outreach – Southside Church of Christ – 2004 – present

Elder, Southside Church of Christ, Lexington, KY – 1999 – 2003

Deacon, Southside Church of Christ, Lexington, KY – 1990 – 1999

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