Guest Speaker: John Cruikshank

On Monday, January 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., guest speaker John Cruikshank, President and CEO, JMC2 Civil Engineering & Surveying Okamoto Structural Engineering, will be joining us.

SBPA meetings are free and open to the public. Seating is limited to the first 45 people, so arrive early to secure your spot.

About John

I am a native Southern Californian born and raised in the beach cities of Los Angeles County. I grew up in El Segundo and graduated from ES High School leveraging my education and musical background to get into USC. There I studied civil engineering and played in the Trojan Marching Band.

Right out of college I worked for the public sector at Caltrans. Then, I left for the private sector where I worked for two different transportation design firms.

I have run my own engineering and surveying business since 1996 and have offices in the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, CA, and near John Wayne Airport in Costa Mesa, CA. I have used Sam Carpenter’s Work The System book and classes which have helped my business run better.

On Dec. 5, 2017, I was sworn in as Councilmember for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and still serve on the Board of Directors for the Harbor Association of Industry & Commerce (HAIC). On Dec. 4, 2018, I became Mayor Pro Tem which is an amazing honor.

I previously served as the Chair of the Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission where I served for four years.

I am always looking to build business relations with public agencies, contractors, and other design firms (architects, MEP, etc.) to pursue work in Southern California.

I hire staff that can learn quickly and work with confidence. My goal is to continually provide easy to follow and trouble-free solutions to all our clients.

I owe my early success to my parents, Janice and Jack Cruikshank, who helped guide me in the right direction. And I owe my continued success to my wife, Jennifer, who has never stopped believing in me.

Specialties: Structural and Civil engineering and Surveying: Storm water, Drones, A.L.T.A. surveys, Permit processing, 3D mapping, QSD/QSP, Utility plans, Master plans, Constructability reviews.