John Medcalf is the Principal Engineer of Peak innovations Engineering. His educational background includes a Bachelors and a Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University and the University of Illinois in Mechanical Engineering along with certificates in business management for engineers and materials failure analysis.
John started in the fastener industry in 2009, and has since held positions in quality, engineering and engineering management. He is actively involved in fastener standardization through the ASME, ASTM International, and ISO fastener standards committees, chairing the ASME B18.16 subcommittee on nuts and the ASTM F16.97 subcommittee on coordination with the North American technical advisory groups to ISO. His thesis work on hydrogen embrittlement of case hardened fasteners has helped advance the knowledge of the phenomenon within the industry and influenced relevant standards. His work has taken him across North America, Europe, and Asia interacting with fastener customers and suppliers. In 2014 he was recognized as one of the fastener industry’s “30 Under 30” for providing significant impacts within his company and the fastener industry.