Assisted NC businesses in winning 4,166 contracts minimum value of $16.26 billion
Support Provided by Fayetteville Technical Community College

Mark Mills


O: 828-327-7000 extension 4634
C: 828-446-7193

Catawba Valley Community College
East Campus (Appalachian State University Center)
Room #1129
2760 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC

Industry Assignments:

  • Textiles and Manufacturing Support
  • Soldier Systems
  • Advanced 

Service to Alexander, Ashe, Alleghany, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Watauga and Wilkes


Prior to joining the NCMBC, Mark Mills served as the Program Director for the North Carolina State University Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Mr. Mills directed a team of ten procurement counselors at eight different universities within the UNC system.  Mark was the PTAC counselor at Appalachian State University for 8 years prior to becoming the PTAC Program Director.  He has over 19 years of experience providing procurement assistance to North Carolina businesses seeking contracting and subcontracting opportunities with local, state and federal government.  Mr. Mills has 27 years of military management and leadership experience working with the PTAC-Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the United States Air Force (USAF).  Mark served nine years in the USAF and four years in the Army National Guard. 

Mark received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Studies from the University of Maryland, a Master’s Degree in Adult and Higher Education and a Master’s Degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.  Mr. Mills has been an active member of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) serving as the region 4 Director, Vice President of Education and APTAC President.

Mark’s experience includes:

  • Determining Suitability for Contracting
  • Researching Procurement Histories
  • Identifying Bid Opportunities
  • SBA Business Development Programs
  • Strategic Planning
  • Proposal Preparation
  • Contract Performance Issues
  • Preparing for Audits
  • Code of Federal Regulation, to include the Federal Acquisition Regulation (Far) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR)
  • Working with large Prime Contractors assisting with subcontracting plans and reporting requirements


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