John Goodman currently serves as a Director for Proto Labs, a position he has held for over 14 years during which time the company has grown from start up to over $200 million in sales and gone public. John chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee and serves on the Audit Committee.
Mr. Goodman held several leadership positions with Entegris, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ENTG) from 1982 until October of 2010, most recently serving as Senior VP and CTO. John was a key part of the leadership team that grew Entegris from $10 to over $600 million in revenue. Goodman supported Entegris to IPO in 2000, drove several acquisitions and participated in two large mergers. Goodman led the integration of Poco Graphite into Entegris after it was acquired in 2008 and he served as the President of this key supplier of specialty materials. Throughout his tenure at Entegris, John led the R&D groups that developed the materials and products serving customers in the semiconductor and other demanding markets. In addition John has had full P&L responsibility at the business unit and division level and has led sales and marketing.
While at Entegris, Goodman started and served as President of the Fuel Cell business, a leading supplier of components and subsystems to fuel cell developers. Goodman served as Policy Chairman and then President of the US Fuel Cell Council in 2004 and 2005.
Goodman was a gubernatorial appointee to the Clean Energy Technology Collaborative which developed an R&D roadmap for the State of Minnesota and he lead the hydrogen and fuel cell work group for the project. John served as the first Chairman of the Industrial Advisory Board of the NSF funded Fuel Cell R&D Center at the University of South Carolina. He has also served on advisory boards for the University of Minnesota Institute for Renewable Energy and the Environment and for the Minnesota Hydrogen Initiative.
Goodman is a past President of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (IEST) and has chaired the International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies (ICCCS).
John earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics and an MBA, both from the University of Minnesota.