With more than two decades of maritime experience, John, a fervent traveler, moved from Canada to Europe in 1996. He found a job in the south of France doing boat repair and maintenance. Nine years later, he was a Captain. In between, a deckhand and a first mate, gaining experience in every facet of yachting. He then moved to the business side by opening Evolution Yacht Agents, growing the business, and eventually selling his shares. John then went on to join Teak Solutions, which Teakdecking Systems acquired in 2020. Today, John is the Managing Director at Teakdecking Systems Europe, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. His maritime contacts are vast with those who design, build, service, and supply boats.