Area Business Manager
John works with Missouri manufacturers to understand the challenges they face and guides them to solutions and resources to help them overcome those challenges. His territory includes the Southern portions of South St. Louis City and County.
Background and Education
John’s background includes experience as a continuation trainer and technical support specialist, followed by project and sales management roles. A strong relationship builder and great listener, he works closely with manufacturers to identify the best paths for troubleshooting and operational improvement. His highly successful stint selling manufacturing conveyor and baling equipment systems in the recycling industry gave him a solid understanding of process flow and helped hone his eye for recognizing operational bottlenecks. He knows from experience not to walk in with preconceptions on what manufacturers might need and focuses on understanding client capabilities and pain points to identify viable solutions to achieve goals. Strong interpersonal skills and a consultative approach make him an ideal partner for connecting manufacturers with the right resources available through Missouri Enterprise and its extensive network of experts. A lifetime St. Louisan now raising his own family near where he grew up, John fancies himself a capable carpenter and home improvement do-it-yourselfer. He’s a Mizzou graduate and continues his high school and college love for volleyball, playing in competitive matches every chance he gets.