Hometown: Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Occupation: Owner, MDR Global Resources
Reason for travel: Business
Mark David Rothenberg of Scotch Plains, New Jersey, was an intense, successful businessman accustomed to frequent flights to Asia for his importing business, MDR Global Resources. He always flew first class and enjoyed conversing with people on the long international flights. He had an amazing memory for numbers and a mind like a calculator. Rothenberg was raised in Brooklyn, New York, graduated from Franklin & Marshall College, and went to work in the family glassware business. Though he worked long hours, “Mickey,” as he was known to friends and family, was devoted to his wife and two daughters. On September 11, Rothenberg was traveling to Taiwan.