Get to know John
Beginning back in 1995, John worked for his good friend Dave Lee at SharkSkinz, whom he met through the experimental aviation industry. Back during that time, John worked with Dave producing the tooling for many of the the various models of motorcycle fairings SharkSkinz produced during that time. John’s first tank was produced in 1997 and it was modeled after the Yoshimura GSXR factory tank, the second was the Ducati 916. Since that time, John has added over 40 models for almost all the major manufacturers to date.
John started working with composites in the late 70’s repairing his own surfboards, Moving on to boats, Corvettes, custom painting, machining, tool making, design, special effects for Hollywood, etc. In his mid 20’s he had designed and built until he was hired to develop high-performance engine components for a record-breaking factory Oldsmobile project A.J. Foyt drove.
Afterwards, in the late 80’s, he then went on to Bombardier Corp. to help resurrect their Sea-Doo brand. One of his many accomplishments was designing the first patented seat suspension for one model. After many successful years there he went on to designing and fabricating for many experimental aircraft companies in the late 90’s.
In the mid 90’s he designed and built his own aircraft along with completing flight testing and over 200 hours of flight time.
In between shipping tanks around the world he has produced more than five different 3D camera systems for Hollywood feature productions with one of those systems used at the site of the last Space Shuttle launch and another went to Antarctica in a custom underwater housing he designed in 2012.
Being a user of what he makes, he appreciates providing the best possible product he can. Now with over 20 years in the field, FuelCel is uniquely qualified to provide the best aftermarket composite tanks available.