John “Hokie” Hoekenschnieder

Production Tech

I find inspiration in getting the opportunity to get the job right. There’s something truly fulfilling about being able to tackle challenges head-on and deliver exceptional results. It’s this drive for excellence that fuels my passion for what I do.

If you’re a candidate looking to join our team, here’s a valuable piece of advice: It’s not solely about what you already know but your willingness to learn and grow. Embrace every opportunity to expand your knowledge and skillset. We’re all on a continuous learning journey, and having a growth mindset is key to unlocking your full potential.

When I’m not working, you’ll often find me doing something that brings me immense joy: landing an airplane. There’s an indescribable sense of accomplishment and freedom that comes with safely piloting an aircraft. It’s a hobby that allows me to challenge myself, constantly learn, and appreciate the beauty of flight.

If we take a little trip down memory lane to when I was 10 years old, my aspirations were out of this world—I wanted to be an astronaut! The idea of exploring the vast unknown of space and experiencing the wonders beyond our planet captivated my young imagination. While I may not have become an astronaut, that sense of wonder and curiosity has remained with me, driving me to continually seek new horizons and embrace exciting challenges.