Guild Member Profile
Executive Managing Director, Site Selection
The Next Move Group
John brings his 30 plus years of site selection experience and a proven site section process for use by the siting clients of The Next Move Group. Our offices are in Greenville SC, New Orleans LA, and St Louis MO with additional alliance partners in other cities. We offer a full range of siting services including Logistics, Engineering, and Real Estate and Incentive Negotiations to assist clients with the location of facilities.
John has performed and managed site selection and incentive negotiations during a 30-year career in site selection and economic development. He has completed hundreds of successful site selection assignments for his clients with a total investment value exceeding $32 billion with incentives exceeding $2 billion for his clients. These projects have included oil, gas, and chemical manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, consumer products, food processing, regional and national headquarters, and shared service locations.
John and The Next Move Group are presently working on siting assignments for call centers, plastic molding, advanced manufacturing, food processing and distribution clients in the US. We are also assisting energy companies with transition efforts for closing power plant locations at several locations.
His clients include Navistar, Republic Paperboard, Sasol, Sinopec, Shell Oil Company, Smorgon Steel, and Wacker Chemie AG.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS SERVED
|Business Services and HQ||Chemicals and Plastics||Advanced Manufacturing|
|Food and Beverage||Real Estate||Paper|
|Consumers Energy Company||General Motors||Heinz|
John holds a Master’s in Economics from Wichita State University and a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Illinois. John has one son living in Seattle with his granddaughter Charlotte. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, and has lived in Kansas, Michigan, Texas, California, Illinois, and South Carolina – now the longest at 21 years. In his career, he has traveled to 68 counties, and all states except Alaska and has worked in most of them on siting assignments.