Summarized Resume of John W. Kennedy:
John W Kennedy ~ John W Kennedy Consultants, Inc., Axtel Scientific Inc., Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.
University of Wisconsin Bachelor of science degree in Botany and Natural Science with minors in English and History.
Educational credits received at the United States Dept. of Agriculture Graduate School in New York, NY with advanced studies in The Biological Sciences.
John W. Kennedy through his wholly owned company, (ZGSI), is deeply involved with NASA in proof of concept, proprietary stem cell experiments on board the space station. John has also spent much of the last 10 years developing a unique modality for the Mitigation of several devastating diseases, including remediation of several cancerous and arthritic diseases through his company; (Axtel Scientific). He is renowned in his field and well-respected by his peers as being a talented, honest and tenaciously dedicated scientist.
Entered the USDA as an Inspector for the plant quarantine division with an assignment in New York in February, 1962. Promoted through the ranks, writing and co-authoring many scientific papers as well as working extensively with most types of pesticides, to eventually be the first to fill a newly created position as The Pesticide Registration Officer for the USDA in Washington DC. Further promoted to Staff Officer where he was responsible for the organization of several successful biological pest control programs; Later promoted to Staff Officer and assumed the leadership responsibilities of the successful control of isolated infestations of the gypsy moth in San Jose California in 1977. Included with his duties, was the requirement to explain the treatment programs in great depth to all involved, including the media. Quite often groups resisted all attempts for treatment and used any means of intervention. Success was achieved in all instances where confrontation was involved. Represented the USDA, and APHIS with other federal agencies such as the EPA, and The Department of Interior on the armed forces pest control Board which recommended the pesticide and the application methods for pesticides used across the United States and for other armed forces facilities around the world.
Started, and owns John W. Kennedy Consultants Inc. a consulting firm to provide technical and scientific advice to the Agrochemical industry, Governments, international agencies and environmental organizations dealing with regulatory issues. The primary function is to obtain clearances from The US Environmental Protection Agency. JWKC has represented over 90 companies and organizations in nineteen countries. Organizations include: The Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the National Agricultural Chemical Association (NACA), the American Crop Protection Association (ACPA), and The US Forest Service before the US Environmental Protection Agency and The California Department of Food and Agriculture. Served on many task forces for clients and has provided testimony as an expert witness, has assisted Mexico and Central and South American countries in complying with US regulations. He has recently provided seminars and training on many subjects including the current state of the technology in aerial application, including use of GPS, models and drift detection devices for better management of programs. Seminars were given to the US EPA, USDA-APHIS, The State of Maryland regulatory officials, The Propanil Task Force and other groups. Kennedy is active in professional organizations, including the Entomological Society of America, and the Insecticide Society of Washington, serving as chairman in 1976. He attended annual meetings for organizations such as The ACPA, Environmental Protection seminars and The Brighten, England International Conference. He has been published with many scientific papers in the area of commodity treatment, particularly dealing with fumigants, aerosols, and micronized dusts. He is highly recognized for his best known publication, The Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual (289 }2.) for the USDA. APHIS programs. Other manuals include the Gypsy moth and Japanese beetle survey regulatory and control manual. He prepared the APHIS portion of the Gypsy moth environmental impact statement, authored the first Japanese beetle impact statement, and has written articles for trade journals, magazines, newspapers and other publications regarding program tests. A publication entitled “The practical application of Pheromones in regulatory pest management programs” became Chapter one in a book entitled, Management of Insect Pests with Semiochemicals (Plenum Publishing Corporation). Kennedy has appeared on many TV and radio talk shows, in press conferences, and public meetings on behalf of the USDA, state of California and of chemical companies.
Outside activities include an interest in the preservation of our ocean and shorelines. Serving as a member of The Advisory Board of the American Littoral Society, and as an appointee to the Scientific Advisory Committee for Reefkeeper International. He has testified before the Congressional Committee concerning proposed regulations designed to protect the living reefs, served as the adviser to the Lapaha River Association which won a major victory due to the efforts in educating the public concerning environmental law. He is the past wrestling commission for the Laurel boys and girls club, Commissioner and Assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America holding the Eagle and Scouter’s Key Awards and consultant to the National Area Council Boy Scouts of America. He is presently a member of the Laurel Rescue Squad Underwater Search and Recovery Team and has been for over 20 years. He is an active scuba diver and holds an instructor rating with The Professional Association of Underwater Instructors with instructor specialty ratings for ice diving and search and recovery. He has authored several publications including the “Crystal Covered Palace”, an article on ice diving in Skin Diver magazine (December, 1971), he recently appeared on Discovery TV (2000) and on The A&E Channel (1999) as a guest, having found the pyramids of Rock Lake in Wisconsin. John Kennedy is the author of the novel “To Slay a Demon”, a new release by Galde Press.