John began his career as a design engineer with Pratt & Whitney Canada before joining Textron. He held several leadership and technical positions supporting the Engineering and Quality Assurance organizations in the Cessna division at Textron Aviation for over 24 years. John joined Bell in 2017 where he led the Quality organization for the Bell Assembly Centers and was appointed to his current role, director, Civil Certification in August 2018. In his role, John is responsible for all commercial aircraft certification efforts and organizational testing of parts and materials on behalf of the FAA. He holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, Canada.