Captain John


• USCG License: Master Inland, 50 GRT, Auxiliary Sail, Assistance Tow • ASA BKS, Small Boat Certified Instructor John grew up power boating. He ventured into small boat sailing when he was in the Navy, then took up keelboat sailing on the San Francisco bay in 2008. In addition to teaching sailing, John has taught Problem Solving and Root Cause Analysis in the corporate environment. In his spare time he enjoys cruising catamarans abroad (BVI, France, Turkey), working as a Business Operations Manager, and being a husband / father of two sailors. Owner operator of a Jeanneau 349so; Newport 28 Chartered Seawind 1200; Leopard 40; Lagoon 450; fountaine pajot helia 44; Bavaria 46

Previous Experience

 USCG Master 50 GRT upon inland waters with Auxiliary Sail and Assistance Towing  ASA Instructor for Basic Keel (2015) with Spinnaker Sailing, Redwood City, CA  Currently own a 2014 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 (Cheval d’Eau) and a good old boat, 1977 Newport 28 (Waterhorse), (4) various dinghies, 3 sail, 1 row.  Thirty plus years of boating, primarily powerboats for over 20 years, less than 10 years sailing  Grew up power boating and water skiing on the Missouri river, Lake Okoboji, Table Rock Lake, in the Midwest  Member of the USS Carl Vinson Sailing Squadron, while severing in the US Navy.  Boston whaler, john boat, monitor dinghy races as Park Ranger for City of Fremont, Lake Elizabeth  Operator of various sailboats, motorboats and catamarans ranging from 9’ to 46’  Member of Spinnaker sailing, Redwood City CA 2009- 2011; Member Modern Sailing, Sausalito CA, 2011-2013  Member of (SYC) Sequoia Yacht Club, Redwood City CA, 2010 – Present  Member of Spinnaker sailing staff (Part-time Instructor) Redwood City; 2015 - present  ASA Member #2009002326 with certifications in Basic Keel, Basic Costal, Bareboat Charter, Cruising Catamaran  Knowledge of charts, dead-reckoning, GPS, AIS, radar and single side band radios  Assisted in the maintenance, training & safety briefs for Sequoia Yacht Club Junior Sailing program 2011-2012  General knowledge of boat maintenance, repair, and upkeep of engines and fiberglass

Professional Background

2004 - Present Lam Research, Fremont CA, Business Operations, Manager: Responsible for North America Book, Ship, and Revenue reports. Manage dashboards for timely reporting of actual versus forecast variances. Reporting to North America Regional Account General Manager: set annual performance measures, roll up quarterly and annual performance, and performance to goal payouts. Business Process Excellence Manager: Successfully led continuous improvement programs (CIP) including but not limited to: the cost of quality (COQ); order to cash (OTC); defect reduction; financial excellence; problem-solving skills training; centralized project tracking. Established various failure review boards (FRBs) focused on institutionalizing improved customer responsiveness (as measured by VLSI). Reduced cross-organizational operation expenses by $5 million over five years. Improved days sales outstanding (DSO) by more than fifteen days. Corporate Quality Assurance Manager: Managed multiple departments and twenty-one permanent and contract employees. Responsible for CIP programs, ISO Compliance, manufacturing quality assurance (MQA), customer complaints. Developed a complaint response center. Worked with international customers to resolve problems. Improved the effectiveness of the corrective action and preventive action system (CAPA). Manufacturing Quality Assurance Manager: Managed team of twelve auditors and engineers. Led a quality council of managers and directors to implement a CIP program that reduced defects. Implemented an electronic source documentation database. Lead Manufacturing Engineer: Led a team of six mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineers to improve business practices and manufacturing processes. Led cross-functional teams to implement 65% cycle time reduction, 55% improvement in product quality, and 50% reduction in labor content. ASML Track Division, San Jose CA 1995 – 2003 Operations Engineering Manager: Led a team of twelve manufacturing, test, and industrial engineers to improve business and product development practices and manufacturing processes. Led cross-functional teams to accomplish division goals. Restructured the directive driven line management division into an objective driven matrix organization. Reviewed, analyzed, and produced product performance graphs and illustrations. Principle Industrial Engineer: Responsible for developing and refining business processes. Worked with operations, marketing, and engineering to ensure smooth product development from the design to the production phase. Handled vendor relations, product specification, material routing, training, and transfer of key knowledge from engineering to manufacturing. Developed database specifications for tracking manufacturing processes. Manufacturing Manager: Collaborated with engineering and marketing departments to successfully launch a new product. Consolidated three product lines in multiple life cycle phases into one facility to improve overhead efficiency by reducing headcount and floor space. Manufacturing Engineer: Worked on various cross-functional engineering teams during the product development life cycle. Developed multiple databases to track project lifecycles, new product bills of materials, and the resolution of material defects. EDUCATION: California State University at Hayward, 2003 MS, Business Administration University of California at Berkeley, 1995 BS, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: International Business and Organizations at Savoie Business School (France), 2003 Professional Leadership Program at Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands), 2002 MILITARY EXPERIENCE: Navy Reserves (Sea College Program) Airman, N.A.S. Alameda, CA, 1990 – 1994 U. S. Navy (Sea College Program) honorable discharge, 1988 – 1990


  • ASA BKS instructor
  • ASA Bareboat Charter / Cruising Catamaran

On-Water Specialities

  • Teaching

Other Services

  • Boat Moves / Relocations


Redwood City, CA, United States

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