John was born in Birmingham, England in 1937 and at the age of 13, attended Handsworth Technical School concentrating on Electrical Engineering studies.
At 15, he was hired as an indentured apprentice for General Electric where he honed skills in design, manufacturing and fabrication practices while continuing his technical studies. John was 18 when he volunteered for service in the Royal Naval Reserve and served as an electrical mechanic. After three years, he was drafted into the Royal Navy where he was promoted to Lead Electrical Mechanic. In 1972, John and his family relocated to the United States and settled in Denver, Colorado where he ultimately started his own company in 1976 as a manufacturer's representative selling emergency electrical power generation equipment. This became the springboard for launching Emergency Power Services Company in 1978.
John has over 43 years experience in the manufacturing and distribution of medium and low voltage switchgear in the critical power industry, as well as a multitude of related products and services.