Today’s episode is with John Maris, an aeronautical engineer with two master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Aviation Safety and Human Factors. John has devoted his entire professional career to understanding stall warning systems, and his Ph.D dissertation concerned the interrelationship between aircrew and stall warning systems. He has gone on to invent the Airfoil Performance Monitor (APM), the next generation stall warning system.
John has an Airline Transport Pilot License from the FAA, Transport Canada, and EASA, and is type-rated on the Boeing 747, among other aircraft types. He is an Associate Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) and is a test pilot instructor and active Transport Canada designated experimental test pilot. Further, he is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI).
In business, John Maris is President and CEO of Marinvent, a Canadian consulting services firm that helps its clients reduce their program risk and cost and bring their products to market. As president of Marinvent’s US-based arm – Advanced Aerospace Solutions – John led the company to attain NASA’s Small Business Subcontractor of the Year award (TASAR) in 2014. John was the first program manager for the Canadarm2 workstations on the International Space Station and is the creator of the MC3 electronic charting technology that is at the core of Jeppesen’s electronic charting business (the “M” in MC3 stands for Marinvent). Further, John was Chair of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and was named Canadian Defence Executive of the Year in 2017. He has received Canada’s highest aerospace award, the Trans-Canada McKee Trophy, and was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in 2018.