Mark Mikolajczyk Prepares To Dance At 5th Annual ‘Dancing for the Space Coast’ on Saturday

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Director of Internal Operations Craig Technologies

ABOVE VIDEO: Instructor Heidi Arnold and dance student Mark Mikolajczyk are set to entertain a sold-out Clemente Center on Saturday, June 1 for “Dancing for the Space Coast.”

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA In lead up to Brevard County’s biggest charity fundraiser of the year, the 2019 ‘Dancing for the Space Coast’ dancers are practicing their final dance routines this week for the event on June 1 at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center.

With a sold out crowd ready to pack inside the Clemente Center, one of the dancers in this year’s event is Mark Mikolajczyk.

Mikolajczyk is Director of Internal Operations Craig Technologies (Craig) and its subsidiary, Craig Technologies Aerospace Solutions (CTAS).

Mr. Mikolajczyk oversees HR, Payroll, Recruiting and Contracts for Craig as well as business development and operations of CTAS Manufacturing and Electronics Assembly and fabrication.

Mark joined Craig in January of 2012. Prior to joining, he worked in various production, operations and management leadership roles for 29 years with the Gannett, Co, Inc., a leading international media and marketing solutions company.

Mark was most recently President and Publisher of FLORIDA TODAY Communications. He also held oversight responsibility for Gannett’s newspaper media companies in Ft. Myers, FL, Tallahassee, FL, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC.

From 1997-2005, as Senior VP/Operations for Gannett’s US Community publishing group, he was responsible for the capital rebuilding program of over 30 multi-million dollar newspaper manufacturing plant designs and new and existing facility projects totaling over $500million.

In April 2010, he was awarded the prestigious Isaiah Thomas Award from the Rochester Institute of Technology for his outstanding contributions to news media publishing.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from the Rochester (NY) Institute of Technology with a BS in Printing Management and Technology.

Mr. Mikolajczyk is active in the community and has served as board chair of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, board chair of the Brevard County United Way and served as its 2009 County Campaign Chair. He is currently a board member of Candlelighters an organization that helps kids with cancer and their families, and FLORIDA TODAY’s Reaching Out Christmas toy and book fund.


Mark’s Instructor: Heidi Arnold

Heidi has been teaching dance for nearly 20 years and is the proud owner of Dancin’ Dance. She first started dancing at the age of 3 when her parents enrolled her in lessons and she has been dancing ever since.

Heidi loves being able to pass on her passion and knowledge of dancing to others. She was a star on her school’s award winning dance team.

She began instructing Ballroom dance at the age of 16. She has trained extensively across the country including West Palm Beach, Orlando, and New York.

When she started teaching at a local studio, Heidi quickly became the lead advanced instructor. Heidi is one half of the 2012 Dancing with Brevard Grand Champion team.

Heidi and her partners have won the last 4 years of the Dancing with the Space Coast competition.

Last year, over 800 attendees gathered on June 2 at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center for the fourth annual Dancing for the Space Coast. Nearly $350,000 was raised for local nonprofit organizations.

The program for this year’s event starts at 6:30 p.m. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m.