John is a graduate of Marietta College (BS) and Ohio University (MS). His studies were interrupted for a stint in Vietnam (Army First Air Cavalry, Purple Heart and Silver Star). Twenty years at Dow Plastics provided extensive experience in polymer synthesis, development, production, and processing. John has been a seminar leader with RJG Associates, Injection Molding Magazine, University of Wisconsin, General Polymers, PolyOne, Glenn Beall, and John Klees. Competent in resin characterization and analysis, his specialty is practical, hands-on injection molding training in plastics, rubber, LIM/LSR, metals, wax, ceramics, medical validations, and Infrared Thermography.
National recognition has come through 10 patents, over 200 papers and industry articles covering plastics and processing, including a regular column for Plastics Technology magazine. He has over 25 years on the seminar circuit.