John is a consultant in the travel document business. He retired from the US State Department, where he worked 11 years for the Bureau of Consular Affairs, in the area of passports and visas. His last work there was to lead the design team for the US Epassport. He chaired the ICAO TAG-MRTD Document Content and Format Working Group for seven years.
Previously he worked 19 years for the US Bureau of Engraving & Printing, in the areas of paper and ink research, test methods, quality assurance and procurement support for US currency and stamps.