John Barnes

John E. Barnes

About John

Career Highlights

  • Attending a test flight at Edwards Air Force Base for implementing a new technology on the F-22 Raptor. 
  • Meeting the Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon. 
  • Presenting to the Australian Parliament on Additive Manufacturing. 
  • Having my team provide a Titanium 3D printed heel to patient who was otherwise going to lose his leg below the knee.  
  • Building out the Lab 22 metal AM innovation facility in Australia. 
  • Starting my own company.


Key Skills

Aerospace structures, Low Observable technology, Jet Engine materials, Engineering-to-General-Population Interpreter, Espresso Martini manufacturing, shaped pancake maker.



Travel to all 50 States, each continent (2 left), get my daughters through college, to feel like I can retire.


Interesting Fact

I installed missile launchers on F-22s during a work stoppage, and I’ve run three half marathons in 2 hemispheres.