John Ward (General Engineering)

John has over twenty-seven years in the recreational marine industry and is currently serving as CEO of Everglades Boats in Edgewater, Florida. This privately held company designs, manufactures and distributes premium outboard powered fishing boats using a patented RamCap process. The boats are known for their great ride, quality and innovative features. During his long and distinguished marine career, John has served as President or CEO of Hatteras/Cabo Yachts, Boston Whaler and Mercury Mercruiser, all Brunswick companies (BC-NYSE).

Prior to joining the marine Industry, John worked in the consumer electronics industry for two great iconic brands, Texas Instruments and Canon, in various sales and marketing roles.

His love for fishing and flying is second to his wife of 37 years (Aimee), their three grown children and two grandchildren.

John graduated from Ole Miss in 1980 with Bachelor of Engineering degree.