John MartinPresident & COO, BioStar Organic
BiographyJohn is a fourth generation General Contractor. In 2008 he retired as the President and CEO of Kansas City, Missouri based Walton Construction Company LLC, the 34th largest General Contractor in the United States with regional offices in Kansas City, Missouri; Springfield, Missouri; Saint Louis, Missouri; Dallas, Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Pensacola, Florida.
During John’s four year tenure as President and CEO, the company transformed its culture, increased its Annual revenues by over 100% to nearly $800 Million annually, and doubled its annual Net Operating Income. During that period, the company won numerous awards, including the Contractor of the Year Award in 2006, Kansas City’s Champions of Business Award in 2007, and also received a commendation from the City of New Orleans for building and donating a memorial to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Prior to joining Walton Construction, he served as Director of Planning, Development and Construction for Alabama based AB Shopping Center Properties. His territory was the Western Region of the United States and he planned, developed and built over four million square feet of commercial property.
After retirement, John joined Development and Planning Consultants, LLC, a company he founded in 2000 and became involved in developing and managing commercial properties. During his career, he has developed and implemented corporate strategic plans, performed upfront due diligence and completed operations, and structured and negotiated financing and joint venture transactions.
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