John is a U.S. Marine veteran, and a member of BridgelineTEK. As a part of John’s twenty-five years of working for companies like Rockwell and Esterline (TransDigm), John accumulated years of technical, project management and development experience. John was responsible for the applied engineering of standard, modified standard, and custom industrial controls which included quoting, creating the bill of materials, designing electrical control and connection diagrams, panel layouts, panel building and testing. John’s experience with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) certification requirements and complexity of avionics systems supported numerous DO-178 software engineering projects. John applied his expertise to ensure projects were successful, delivering quality and reducing risk and continually seeking ways to improve.
John was a founding member of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Heartland (IL/WI) Chapter and was instrumental in coordinating their first annual event. He was also a founding member of the Wisconsin Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Advisory Board. John is an active member of Team Rubicon (TR).
John enjoys mentoring and teaching at a local university. He has called the Driftless region of Wisconsin his home for 20 years. During his spare time, you can find him outdoors kayaking, hiking, fishing and spending quality time with his family.