John is currently a volunteer at PALS and has been working on facilities projects there since 2021. His horse
experience spans 30 years as the husband and father of horse owners. John and his wife, Melanie (also a PALS volunteer) moved to Bloomington in 2018 from Stillwater, MN. They have 2
children and 4 grandchildren.
Professionally, John retired from 3M Company in 2009 after a 33-year career in manufacturing, engineering, management, and corporate safety. He formed Process Hazard Management Services, LLC., which provides chemical safety consulting services to companies of all sizes. John is also a Staff Consultant for the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), a part of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). CCPS uses volunteer committees to develop process safety tools. John has served on several of these committee as project manager, committee chair,
participant, and peer reviewer. He is also an author and instructor for a CCPS course on process safety
that is provided to clients globally both in person and in a virtual format.