John Mariotti is an internationally known award-winning author, executive, and speaker. In his newest book, The Chinese Conspiracy, he merges an exciting fictional thriller with the factual reality of America’s risk of cyber-attacks. Mariotti started his career in telecommunications with GTE and spent several years deeply involved in governmental affairs in GTE’s advanced development labs, working in the design and development of state-of-the art communications systems - especially the "electronic packaging" which includes security, shielding, maintenance, etc. He achieved many firsts, including Automatic Electric's EAX (GTE's first working electronic telephone system), and designed the first "Autovon," the US Military's global communications system, still in use decades later.
John is an Internationally recognized executive, author and speaker. He led major businesses first as President of Huffy Bicycles, which was the world leader in bikes, and then as Group President of Rubbermaid Office Products, when Rubbermaid was America’s Most Admired Company.
In the 1980’s and 1990’s he was also Chairman of the Board of the Productivity Communications Center, Board Chairman of Goodwill Industries of Dayton (OH), and President of the Bicycle Institute of America, for which he represented the U.S. Bike industry in Washington with the International Trade Commission, the U. S. Trade Representative, the U. S. Customs Office, and members of Congress, dealing with Legislative, Trade and Product Safety issues.
Since founding The Enterprise Group in1994, he has served on multiple corporate boards and has advised leading American companies such as Emerson, Scotts, Titleist, DirtDevil, CharBroil, Hills Pet Nutrition and many others. More recently, he was non-Executive Chairman of World Kitchen, Inc., on whose board he still sits.
Mariotti is also an award-winning author of 9 business books on Partnerships, Strategy and Marketing. His latest book, The Complexity Crisis, was chosen one of 2008’s Best Business Books. He has written hundreds of articles, led workshops, moderated panel discussions, and done numerous keynote addresses to audiences from 100 to 4500, both in the USA and Internationally.
John is Founder of the Reunion Conference series, now in its 14th year. Since 2001 he has published THE ENTERPRISE, a weekly on-line newletter and web-blog. He holds a B. S. M. E., from Bradley University and an M. S. M. E. from the University of Wisconsin.
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