Mark Pivac co-founded FBR (formerly known as Fastbrick Robotics) with his cousin Mike Pivac in November 2015, and is the company's executive director & chief technical officer. Mr Pivac is the primary inventor of FBR’s automated bricklaying technology. He is an aeronautical and mechanical engineer with over 25 years of experience working on the development of high technology equipment ranging from lightweight aircraft to heavy off-road equipment. Mr Pivac also has 20 years of experience in pro/engineer 3D CAD Software and a high level mathematical experience including matrix mathematics, robot transformations and vector mathematics for machine motion. In addition, he has extensive design, commissioning and fault finding experience on servo-controlled motion systems achieving very high dynamic performance. Mr Pivac was named West Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year at EY's 2019 Entrepreneur Of The Year Western Region awards.