John has extensive expertise in the administrative/business management and technical fields since 1984. He has worked within government, private, and plant type surroundings. This includes all areas of program and quality management practises, investment attraction, marketing, strategic planning, evaluation, policy/procedure development and implementation, budget development, supervision, negotiations, facilitation, sales, and scheduling.
John retired after spending 20 years with the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation and the City of Sault Ste. Marie as the Director Business Development supporting companies in Northern Ontario involved with mining, forestry, manufacturing, energy and aviation. His retirement was short lived as he joined N1 Solutions Inc in Sault Ste. Marie under their Strategy division as the Senior Manager Business Development and Advisory and continues to support Northern Ontario businesses. John was also the President of a small business consulting group in Sault Ste. Marie that was heavily involved in business consulting and developing quality management systems. He has also held positions in Ottawa with the Canadian Space Agency and EH Industries in a program management capacity.
John has served on many Boards and brings with him excellent governance, problem solving, analytical and timely decision making skills coupled with excellent writing skills for project proposals, government applications and communication pieces for reporting purposes.
John has attained a MBA from the University of Liverpool, BA from Carleton University in Ottawa and an Electro/Mechanical Technology degree from Algonquin College in Ottawa.