Title: Retired Manufacturing Executive, Small Business Owner
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
John Dewane, Retired Manufacturing Executive and Small Business Owner, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering management.
Originally intending to go into law, Mr. Dewane’s plans changed when he joined the US Navy and received a scholarship. Law was not a program offered by the scholarship and instead, he chose a career in engineering and found his enjoyment in the field pertaining to management. In his career, Mr. Dewane worked for Honeywell, Inc., which when he started as a small company. His earliest positions at the company included being a market manager, sales engineer and Director of Marketing and Planning. From 1992 to 1997, he served as the President of the Space and Aviation Control at the company. A major highlight of his career, has been the fact that the businesses Mr. Dewane ran for Honeywell grew into multi-million dollar ventures, and he thinks of all the thousands of jobs that were created by him and his team.
In addition to his work at Honeywell, Mr. Dewane became the President of his own firm, Dewane Investments LLC and has served in this position since 1994. He has also provided his services on the aeronautics advisory committee at NASA and as an educator at Arizona State University. He first earned a BSME from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1957 and later received an MBA from the University of Minnesota in 1973. An accomplished pilot, he holds four world airplane speed records. Furthermore, his work has been recognized with a Distinguished Service Award from the University of Wisconsin, a National Award from The Junior Diabetes Association and a University Recognition Award from Embry-Riddle University. In addition to these accolades, Mr. Dewane is also proud of coordinating plane transportation for Special Olympic athletes to get to their events. He has been a member of such organizations as the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the Air Force Association and the American Defense Preparedness Association.
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