Over the years, I have learned a great deal from John Rodenkirch. His rich life experience has given him a mature perspective and a volume of lessons-learned to make him the sound counselor and problem solver he has become. I am pleased now to see his life learning available to everyone. John has been gifted with a tremendous intellect, and we are fortunate to have him share it with us. When it comes to both his business life and his personal life, he understands the big picture and he sees how everything fits together. He makes connections between the seemingly unconnected, and leads us to new enlightenment in the process. With his ability to present the complicated in an easy-to-understand manner, John's style is highly engaging. As a management peer and coworker of John, I have always valued the way he can help people be more productive. By combining his experience, his critical thinking skills, and his interest in getting things accomplished, John has always set a good example. With a career's worth of important experience in both large and small companies, John has learned what it means to be a valuable employee and he teaches that to others. Bob Patnaude - Director of Marketing, Federal Signal Corporation I have had the pleasure of working at the same company as John for five years. Together, we have resolved various situations involving employee issues, policy implementation, benefit development, and the like. I am always interested to hear John's perspective about situations. He shares insight into looking at situations from all angles. This trait is very beneficial. Imagine if all people (not just in the workplace) would take a step back and evaluate the potential repercussions of their actions before actually taking action. Dan Weinick - Director of Human Resources, Chicago Operations, IMI Cornelius Inc.