Prior to joining skyTran, John was the CEO of AeroGen Power and a consultant in the renewable energy industry. John’s brings over 20 years of experience in leading engineering teams in the energy, aerospace and medical device industries. At AeroGen John led a team of engineers in the development of a new type of direct-drive wind turbine. At Affymetrix John led a team in the development of synthesizers for making DNA microarrays. At Fisher& Paykel and Puritan-Bennett, John developed various medical devices and high volume production lines for their manufacture. At Loral John worked on the development of advanced experimental missile guidance systems. John started his career as a military officer after graduating from West point, where he served in a variety of leadership positions in worldwide locations.