Ohio Product Team
A Northeast Ohio native, John studied technical theatre at Kent State University and Baldwin Wallace College. He sharpened his skills working for Berea Summer Theatre and Karamu House. A great job offer took John out of Ohio, where he spent a good part of his career in the rigging industry. He settled into the Finger Lakes region of New York.
Ultimately wanting to return to his hometown, John accepted the position for inside sales at VLS in May 2011 and was promoted to Product Manager in May 2014. He enjoys being able to take care of fulfilling customers’ product orders, but John’s favorite part of the job is being part of a creative process to help our customers find solutions to their lighting challenges and create interesting lighting effects, with items such as gel, gobos and fog.
Random Fun Facts
- John’s dry sense of humor and quick wit will most certainly catch you off-guard, laughing.
- John met his future wife, Renee, at Kent State University.
- Before coming to VLS, John managed a winery! Of course we had to ask: his favorite wine is an Italian red, Brunello di Montalcino.