John's Experience

  • I was raised on a small dairy farm in NW PA.
  • I worked my way through college by working at Ford, and graduated from Cleveland State University in 1969 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.
  • I worked in software engineering, mechanical and electrical design, manufacturing support, advanced technology, and automation for two IBM Divisions.
  • While working at IBM, I attended Syracuse Univ. and received an MS in Engineering Administration.
  • I managed professionals responsible for the design of IBM products.
  • I made significant contributions to the design of several IBM products and was granted four utility and four design patents.
  • After I retired, I spent seven years living on a sailboat, which had a small RO unit, and cruising between Maine and the Caribbean. I made seven trips from the Chesapeake Bay to the US Virgin Islands covering about 35,000 NM.
  • While in St John, I volunteered at the Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station and, being the only engineer volunteer, I was responsible for the water treatment system and later for their new high tech sewage treatment system.