John leads Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering and Supply Chain, continuing to forge a tighter integration within operations as the Vision Jet and SR Series product lines grow.
John began his career at General Electric acquiring diverse skills in supply chain, manufacturing engineering, lean and six-sigma, global business operations and leadership. He concluded his twelve-year career at GE Healthcare as their Global Manager of Manufacturing & Logistics and Information Technology. His love for aviation took him to Piper Aircraft for five years as Vice President of Operations, where his broad span of responsibilities including product development, manufacturing and manufacturing engineering and supply chain resulted in a demand flow system using lean and JIT methods, the development and introduction of two new aircraft to the market and mature processes and procedures. John then joined Rolls-Royce for an eleven-year career beginning as Executive Vice President of Business Operations and ending as President of Defense Programs. During his time with Rolls-Royce, he was instrumental in transforming the company’s gas turbine engine manufacturing business, implementing continuous improvement systems and establishing the defense business’ profitable growth plan. Most recently, John completed a two-year engagement as President of DRT Power Systems, which manufactures a wide variety of tight tolerance-high precision aerospace and power generation machined components.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville and a Master of Business Administration in Management from Cardinal Stritch University. He is an instrument rated private pilot.