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), he accumulated years of technical, project management and software engineering experience. John was responsible for the applied engineering of standard, modified standard, and custom industrial control products which included creating bills of materials, designing electrical control connection diagrams, mechanical panel layouts, and engineering control panels. 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 solutions, reducing risk and continually seeking ways to improve processes.
John is a FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot with a small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) rating. 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 a member of Team Rubicon (TR).
John enjoys mentoring and teaching. 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.