John oversees the operation of the North Carolina Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (NC-ITEC), which provides testing services of advanced networking technologies for Abilene and the Internet2 community at large. In his role as part of the North Carolina Networking Initiative (NCNI) technical staff, he provides network design and testing services to the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN). He is also a member of the National Lambda Rail Experiment Support Center (NLR ESC). In that role he provides engineering support to experimenters that use the NLR facility for networking and e-science research.
Prior to his work at Centaur, John spent six years as an engineering consultant and project manager on large networking and enterprise security projects. He started his career in 1985 with IBM where he worked on international standards for protocol testing as part of the Network Systems Architecture group, served as a network-engineering consultant for clients in the automotive and manufacturing sectors, and held several technical and planning positions in network product development groups. John received a BS in Electrical Engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1985.
- Summer 2007 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs Workshop
- Summer 2006 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs Workshop
- Winter 2006 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs Workshop
- Fall 2001 Internet2 Member Meeting