Chief Executive Officer
John has more than 25 years of agriculture-related sales, marketing, technical and management experience cultivated at Chevron Chemical Company, Valent U.S.A. and for over 10 years now, Beck Ag. John partnered with Charlie Beck in 1996 to form Beck Ag, which provides agriculture professionals the opportunity to share experiences, learn from each other and gain access to industry and subject matter experts.
John graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. degree in Horticulture. He has also completed the University of Chicago's Marketing Management Curriculum and Northwestern University's Kellogg Management Institute. His trade association involvement includes a term as President of the Delaware No-Till Council, Vice President Delmarva Ag Chem Association, as well as memberships in the National AgriMarketing Assoc., The Word of Mouth Marketing Association, the American Seed Trade Association, the American Marketing Association and various commodity trade associations.
John is a member of the board of directors of MTI Information Technologies, a database marketing organization, the YMCA of Superior California, the San Juan Education Foundation, and the Positive Coaching Alliance; he is the current President for the Sacramento Chapter of YEO (Young Entrepreneurs Organization; and he has served on the Board of the National Agri-Marketing Association Board (NAMA). He was the recipient of the National Agricultural Marketing Association's "Ag Communicator of the Year" award for the year 2000. NAMA also awarded John the "Dilworth" award in 2002.