In 2014, John became the senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO). He manages the Information Technology Shared Service group responsible for aligning the strategy of information technology solutions across the company.

Prior to joining Valmont, John served the previous ten years as a senior information technology executive at Rockwell Collins. In this role, he was responsible for the alignment of key programs, projects, integration and strategy. This included the facilitation of information technology joint venture partnerships around the world. Prior to that, John was an executive leader at Vertex Aerospace and Raytheon Corporation. While in these firms he held various management positions within the Information Management, Operations and Aviation groups.

John was appointed to the Board of Directors and Administrative Committee Chairman for the Boy Scouts of America – Mid-America Council. He also serves on the University of Nebraska—Omaha Information Technology Advisory Board. John served in the U.S. Air Force and is a veteran of the first Gulf War conflict.

John holds a M.B.A. degree from Belhaven University and a Bachelor of Information Management degree from Friends University.