John got his start in this field by earning a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, West Point in 1962. He continued at George Washington University to earn a MSEE in 1973. From 1962 to 1970, Mr. Vranish served as a Captain in the US Army. He is also a member of the Robotics International of Society Manufacturing Engineers.
He has recently been nominated by the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center to the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame for consideration as a 2019 inductee. This honor, along with many others he has received throughout the course of his career, is a testament to his hard work and ingenuity.
People often ask John about his approach to things. If there’s a tough problem, we need to get outside the box and think of an innovative approach that will work. We’ll dig in and find a way to do it. In the end, it has to be on budget and on time, but it also has to be superior. It has to work as required and at all costs not fail.