Prior to founding Selective Micro, John held several senior executive and general management positions with large industrial companies. He was Chief Operating Officer at World Minerals, Inc., a mining and minerals firm. Before joining World Minerals, John was Vice President and General Manager for Grace Packaging (a division of W. R. Grace & Co), in both Europe, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. John held several senior management positions in Grace Packaging’s US organization, including Chief Financial Officer.
John is a former US Air Force pilot and was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the US Air Force Academy. He is now retired from the Air Force Reserve. He has also served in many civic and cultural organizations, including the Board of Greenville Symphony Association (President 1991-1992), the Board of SC Launch (four years as Chairman), the Board of The Children’s Museum of the Upstate and the Boards of the Greenville Tech Foundation and Carolina Music Museum (now the Sigal Music Museum).
John is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and holds graduate degrees from North Carolina State University (Applied Mathematics) and Clemson University (Business).