John grew up on a dairy farm so was well versed in the challenges of farming from an early age. Long hours, muddy fields and tricky, manually operated equipment were always a constant battle.
While working on the farm, John found himself in the shed more and more developing solutions to make farming more manageable.
His focus at this time was on watertight irrigation outlets with an interest in automation. During this period, John also invented his own ‘automatic teat cup remover’ for the dairy amongst other inventions to make farming a bit easier. A philosophy he has continued throughout his career.