John P. Johnston
345 West Crestview Avenue
Boalsburg, PA 16827
home phone: 814-466-6790
home fax: 814-466-3187

Career Summary:

Over 25 years professional experience combining a broad knowledge base in physical sciences and technology, a proven record of technical project and organizational management, and substantive achievements in technical sales/marketing and technical education.

Skills Highlights:

Proficiency in MS Office, WordPerfect, Lotus123, Generic CADD, AutoCAD, FileMaker Pro.

Developed and administrated a Novell local area network with twenty workstations.

Database implementation experience with a comprehensive manufacturing management system (accounting, sales, purchasing, orders processing, production scheduling, inventory, MRP, costing, capacity planning, and timekeeping/payroll).

Corporate level management with full profit/loss responsibility.

Extensive technical teaching experience in seminars and formal courses.

Professional Experience:

Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP, Inc. University Park, PA         1999-
Program Administrator for the PA Technology Investment Authority (PTIA) program. Responsible for program start-up and ongoing program management. Additionally responsible for follow-up with existing Ben Franklin client companies on contractual royalty payment obligations.

Blatek, Inc. State College, PA                                                                1992-1999
General Manager with bottom-line responsibility for the profitability and growth of a piezoelectric transducer manufacturer with annual revenues of over two million dollars. Performed all sales functions in addition to directing over thirty employees encompassing engineering, administration, and production. Pioneered in the introduction of new products and opened new markets that accounted for over 35% of total sales. Also led in infrastructure development including computerized systems for overall manufacturing management and engineering documentation, and administrated a twenty workstation LAN. Achieved annual increases in revenue per employee of over 40%.

 Krautkramer-Branson, Inc. Lewistown, PA                                           1987-1992
Systems Product Manager with marketing/sales responsibility for advanced ultrasonic testing systems. Additionally responsible for all North American sales of systems from the company's German facility. Also authored technical manuals for systems instrumentation, and directed the design and production of profitable custom ultrasonic test systems for niche applications.

Staveley Systems, Inc. Trenton, NJ                                                        1984-1987
Engineering Manager for a leading manufacturer of turnkey computerized ultrasonic test systems. Led a group of fourteen electrical and mechanical engineers and draftspersons, as well as authored technical manuals and generated all systems technical proposals.

Acoustic Sciences, Inc. Toms River, NJ                                                 1980-1984
Owner of profitable dealership for professional sound reinforcement installations and professional musical instruments.

Sonic Instruments, Inc. Trenton, NJ                                                      1974-1980
As Transducer Engineer, started  and grew a department to design and fabricate the entire line of ultrasonic NDT transducers. As Marketing Manager, achieved significant increases in worldwide sales through innovative marketing programs, and through staffing and training for the technical sales force. Handled all advertising and trade show activities, and conducted technical seminars worldwide.

Montgomery Twp. Schools , Skillman, NJ                                              1972-1974
Teacher of physics, calculus, and trigonometry.


B.S. in Physics (with English double major), Carnegie-Mellon University, 1971

M.A.T. in Education, University of Pittsburgh, 1972

Graduate math credits, The College of New Jersey, 1974

ASNT Level III certification in ultrasonic NDT, 1978

Selected Publications:

"Low Frequency Ultrasonic Testing", Instrumentation Technology, January 1978

"An Ultrasonic Flaw/Dimensional System for Extruded Tubing", ASNT paper summaries, 1978

"Ultrasonic Velocity Measurement of Nodular Cast Iron", 11th world NDT conference paper summaries, 1985