John has over 30+ years’ experience in Business/Operations-Supply Chain/Technology-ERP from site level to Executive level in OEM/Contract Services companies. Starting his career as a Logistics/Data Systems Officer in the USAF to currently Business Processes Consultant /Cloud Supply Chain PM for SAP Ariba. His career portfolio includes site projects to global and in country (Korea, Mexico, and Mainland China) where he has supervised cross functional teams up to 1200 with full P/L responsibility. His career includes both Union and Non Union Shop environments, multi Industry background with focus on Complex and High Risk projects.

John holds an EMBA from Pepperdine University, MS in Behavioral Psychology with Honors from Troy State and a BS in Research Biology from Washington State. He is currently VP Membership for PMI (Project Management)/Phoenix Chapter and Leader-Publicity for ASQ (Quality - #7404). He is recognized speaker and author on topics that help improve company profitability and team’s productivity. John resides in Scottsdale with his wife Vanda.

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