More than 25 years of experience in working with the technology and energy industries has given John Kenney a keen business perspective and his many years of serving as a government contractor have provided him with an understanding of how the public sector works. He brings a wealth of expertise to the SPI Team because of his background and his many years of working with both the government and private industry.
John has translated his experiences into consulting successes in both national and international markets and has worked with mid-size and small businesses as well as Fortune 100 companies. He has an enviable record of achievements in business development and program management.
John’s career includes extensive work with the U.S. Department of Defense and his federal government experience included program management, analysis and evaluation and technology projects. While serving in the U.S. Air Force, he was able to employ his technology skills as a test engineer for defense systems and worked in advanced research and on various types of development projects.
Working closely with government officials, John was appointed in 2011 to the Governor’s Modeling and Simulation Advisory Council for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Later, he was elected chair of the Advisory Council working with the Virginia Secretary of Technology.
John served as the chair of a number of other research and development committees and as a leader for modeling and simulation of market initiatives. He was tapped to be the associate director of the Maui High Performance Computing Center in Hawaii, which helps government, private industry and academia build solutions for unique local challenges.
John most recently served as president of a commercial energy engineering group whose work resulted in specialized modeling, simulations, control room simulators and engineering services for commercial power generation customers around the world. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has completed more than 50 hours of graduate study.