Undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Louisville. John joined Scott Paper’s New Product Venture Group in 1975, launching several new products such as Viva, Job Squad and Cottonelle. He joined Lantech Inc., a leader in packaging machinery, 1977 through 1995 as Vice President of Marketing and Research & Development. John then joined IPG in 1995 as Corporate Vice President of Marketing. He hed an in-house marketing department and strategically launched new products / brands; led the firm through an IPO; integrated additional firms / brands through a three-year acquisition phase.
John partnered with his wife to re-establish Grapevine Communications in Sarasota in early 2002 and transitioned leadership of agency in April 2017.