John has worked in fibre optics for many years, initially working for a specialist fibre optic equipment manufacturer as an engineer in the measurement standards department. His role included representing his company in standards meetings, developing calibration techniques for equipment, verifying the performance of equipment and trouble-shooting fibre measurement problems. After a move to international technical support, training and helping customers with fibre measurement problems, John accepted a job as a fibre optics trainer with responsibility for developing advanced fibre optics courses, in particular, measurement courses.
Early in 1999 John started Lucid Optical Services Ltd. with two co-directors, aiming to offer the clearest and highest quality fibre optics training. Lucid has now grown from the initial three people to eight people, relying mainly on word-of-mouth for gaining new business. John's role at Lucid is as Technical Director.