John took over the firm in the early '70s, redirecting it from personal lines servicing into the transportation industry. His perspective then, as now; the partnership of youthful enthusiasm and innovation, with the matured values well proven in the 1939 firm. These, he maintains are still our drivers to capture creative opportunities, whatever the economic climate. Business volumes were never this firms target but rather, much rather, the participation with the ambitions of dynamic businesses and their personnel. Achieving solutions is, he says, always a people to people matter and he finds a real buzz in it still.Father of 7, and granddad to 28 grandchildren (and counting) but time allows indulgence in his lifelong delight; sailing, and in quieter times genealogy.