Sales, Marketing, Business, Training & Development Executive
Seasoned in Entrepreneurial, Corporate, Government and Academic Environments
John "jt" Toth is an innovative and versatile technology-oriented executive who’s successful with emerging markets, managing new business opportunities and delivering training required for effectiveness in the marketplace. Career is characterized by providing research, sales, marketing, business, training & development services for employers and client companies. After a successful career with Information Technology, activities are now focused on lifelong interests in innovative and sustainable food production, energy efficiency and renewable energy. jt is most effective in situations wherein creativity, innovation and interactive skills are essential for success. Resume for john toth.
Early life experiences helped jt shape interests, vision and goals. Growing up where Lake Erie was thought to be dying, and the Cuyahoga River caught fire in 1969, jt realized the benefits of walking softly on this Earth and doing the best he can to make and leave the world a little better. The 1969 Cuyahoga River fire helped spur an avalanche of water pollution control activities, resulting in the Clean Water Act, Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, and the creation of the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA).
Early on, jt adopted and added to definition of success as attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson of whom jt is a fan and actually published in Brown Book Magazine by Bessie Anderson Stanley in 1904… To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the respect of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because I have lived—this is to succeed!
Lifelong Interests and Accomplishments
Through Let's Be Growing!, jt is helping expand local food production. With TEaM (Technology, Engineering and Marketing) Consulting, jt works with clients and products for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Hydroponics & Aquaculture aka Aquaponics. While working on MS in Chemistry, U. Hawai’i Manoa, and as a consultant to the U.S. Naval Ocean Systems Center, Hawai’i Laboratory, and Hawai’i Natural Energy Institute through the Research Corporation of the U. of Hawai’i, jt expanded his interests in and activities with aquaculture and hydroponics which he continues to foster these days along with his interest and activities with Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Natural & Green Building.
Aviation. In September, 2013, jt completed 21 straight years as a volunteer where he’s worked with non-profits, provided ramp security, sold programs and directed traffic. This stint began in 1993 as volunteer director of the short-lived National Air Race Museum (NARM), Sparks, NV.
jt’s fascination with aviation was sparked by visit as a 4-year old to air show in Cleveland as he still remembers and experiences the exhilaration of seeing a flight of 4 Corsairs sweep over Edgewater Beach, a glider performing aerobatics and a Spad and Fokker DR1 Triplane in a mock dogfight.
Over the years, jt has had many enjoyable and life shaping encounters with WWII pilots and air crews. jt also has an unexplainable heartfelt connection with The Fifty (who were murdered) of Stalag Luft III who were part of The Great Escape and the movie of the same name.
In addition to volunteering with the Air Races and formerly with NARM, jt has been involved with Experimental Aircraft Association as an Ambassador for the annual fly-in in Oshkosh, WI, and the Confederate Air Force and Aircraft Owners Pilot Association briefly owning a Cessna 172. jt also earned his Glider Pilot rating and remains a co-owner of Soar Truckee. l@@k for his www.highflight.org site which is under construction.
Spirituality. Exploring the Meaning of Life and completing his Life’s Purpose are some of jt’s goals. Early on, jt experienced his personal relationship with Spirit which many people call God. His interest was first fostered through his attendance in St. Patrick’s Bridge Ave and St. Patrick’s West Park grade schools, and then St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, OH. Over the years, jt continues to explore Truth through studies of Science of Mind originally published by Ernest Holmes, the Course in Miracles and more.