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John became a machinist 8 years ago while earning his associate’s degree in Precision Machining Technology from Ranken Technical College. In 2018, he also completed a 6-year-long intensive apprenticeship program at a St. Louis-based machine tool company where he learned about all aspects of the mechanical field.

John joined Beckwood as a technical assembler and machinist in April 2019. Since then he has been instrumental in building several machines including a 100-ton Compression Molding Press which will be used to make propeller blades for the aerospace industry.

“I enjoy the culture at Beckwood. Everyone is treated equally whether you’re in the office or the shop. I think the company is heading in a new, positive direction and it’s cool to be a part of the changes. I’m excited to see where we go in the future.”

Fun Fact: John also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications & Audio Production from Webster University!

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