Saturday, October 3, 2009
John Borton (JB)
JB was born to build stuff, especially if it flies.
He started at 10 years old by removing the lawnmower engine in an attempt to build his favorite aircraft -- a helicopter and continued at 11 with a home built hang glider (an aircraft type he still flies 35 years later).
He has been a design/build project manager on construction efforts as large as billion dollar semiconductor fabs and as small as telemetry systems fitting inside football helmets and hockey pucks.
He holds both National and World Championship gold medals in soaring aircraft using equipment of his own design and when not busy acting as Director of Manufacturing for Sportvision Inc. ... you guessed it, he builds stuff at his home in Los Gatos, CA.