Thomas Mark, Principal and President
Marie Mark, Principal and Director of
Social Responsibility and Hospitality
Klaus Mark and Fred Schwam met in 2012 at a trade show called Christmasworld in Frankfurt, Germany. Soon after, American Christmas became a customer of MK Illumination and a friendship began. In October of 2017, Fred finalized the sale of American Christmas, as well as the company headquarters in Mount Vernon, New York to Klaus and MK Illumination. The joining of these two great brands enhances our collective ability to grow, improve and offer world class service.
Founded in Innsbruck, Austria in 1996, MK Illumination has earned a worldwide reputation for being exceptional creators and suppliers of conceptual festive lighting for all occasions. The company is a competent, innovative and reliable partner with a wealth of in-depth knowledge in this specialized area of business. In keeping with its philosophy of being a regional company with a global reach, MK Illumination maintains independently run subsidiaries in 30 countries, allowing each business to benefit from local knowledge, customs and networking. MK operates manufacturing facilities in Slovakia, China, Mexico, Romania, Turkey and the Philippines. The company provides a comprehensive service in four main areas: Retail Real Estate, Public Spaces, Leisure & Tourism and Themed Attractions.