John grew up in ‘the family business’, learning about the marine industry from his father and grandfather. Even at an early age, he knew that customer service, sales, problem-solving, and technical support would all play a part in his career.
“Way back in 1991” (John’s own description), John joined Eder Industries, which became part of Creation in 2003. Like many folks who’ve spent time in the EMS world, John has worn many hats…Project Manager, Design Engineer, Estimating Leader, and Design Engineering Leader, to name a few. John transferred to Creation’s Chicago business unit in September of 2012 and added Engineering Leader to his resume.
John grew up in southeast Wisconsin and has an Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Today, John is still a proud Wisconsinite. He lives in Franklin–if you want to look him up and say hello–with his wife, two daughters and their two dogs. He is an avid football fan and exercises his mechanical skills and his imagination working on model railroads.
Hidden Talents?: Car and marine repair (and, true to his engineering background, just about any household item you can find)
Best Thinking Happens: While walking the dogs every night
Favorite Ways to Relax: Boating, fishing, reading, listening to music
Heroes: Pope Francis, My Dad
Most Rewarding Career Experience: Getting to see my personal efforts to build relationships with our customers translate into long-term relationships
Fantasy Title Role: Owner (of a large successful company, of course) and Philanthropist
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