Mark Skender receives lifetime achievement award from UW-Madison April 9, 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Skender CEO Mark Skender was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Wisconsin–Madison Construction Club. Since 1997, the club has served the needs of the university’s construction engineering and management programs by fostering contacts between UW–Madison engineering students and the design and construction industry. Mark Skender was recognized for his integral role in the development of Skender’s long-term vision, strategic direction, organizational design and values. With the recent opening of its 105,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Chicago, Skender has successfully integrated construction, design and manufacturing all under the same brand. In this new facility, Skender is able to apply modular construction techniques to various healthcare, hotel and apartment projects. Mark Skender also helped pioneer Chicago’s Lean construction movement and speaks frequently on the subject. He is a founding member of the Lean Construction Institute’s Chicago Community of Practice. Mark Skender earned a bachelor’s degree from UW–Madison’s civil engineering program and holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.