Mark Soucie becomes 23rd inductee of the Kansas State University Accounting Hall of Fame
Friday, April 15, 2016
MANHATTAN — Mark Soucie, the vice president and chief financial officer of Koch Chemical Technology Group, was honored this week as the 23rd inductee of the Kansas State University Accounting Hall of Fame.
The university's Accounting Hall of Fame honor is awarded to individuals who have a proven record of career success and individual accomplishments within the accounting field, as well as a demonstrated interest in supporting the college and its students, faculty and staff.
"Mark has enjoyed a distinguished career and he is a very worthy recipient of the Accounting Hall of Fame honor," said Brett Wilkinson, head of the Kansas State accounting department and Robert G. Chapman endowed chair. "The comments that Mark shared during his Accounting Hall of Fame presentation speak to his resilience and tenacity, two vitally important ingredients for career success. Alumni like Mark serve as true role models for our students, and we are delighted to honor him as one of our distinguished K-State accounting graduates."
In his role with Koch Chemical Technology Group, Soucie leads the financial resources for a group of companies that design, manufacture, sell, install and service process, combustion, thermal, filtration and pollution control equipment for refineries, chemical plants and municipalities worldwide. The group has manufacturing facilities and sales and engineering offices in more than 20 countries.
Previously, Soucie was the chief financial officer for Koch Fertilizer LLC, one of the world's largest producers and marketers of nitrogen fertilizers with domestic and international production and terminal capabilities. In addition, he has had numerous roles with Koch Mineral Services LLC, a diversified group of companies engaged in bulk trading and transportation, including as CFO, controller and treasurer.
Before joining Koch Industries in 1997, he was the assistant vice president of accounting at Mutual of Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, and senior manager in the audit department of KPMG in Kansas City, Missouri.
Soucie earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Kansas State University in 1986. He was a certified public accountant, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. Soucie is a trustee for the Kansas State University Foundation and also serves on the university's Finance Advisory Board.
Based in Wichita, Kansas, Koch Industries Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America with estimated annual revenues as high as $115 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, biofuels and ingredients; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; electronic components; commodity trading; minerals; energy; ranching; glass; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested about $76 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures. With a presence in more than 60 countries, Koch companies employ more than 100,000 people worldwide.