John V. Harker is the former
chairman of the InFocus corporation
located in Wilsonville,
He had been the president and CEO
of the company since 1992
took his place on
He resigned as chairman on December 1, 2005.
John Harker started work at InFocus in 1992
has transformed the company from being a small startup selling
to a thriving
business with many display products. Products that have been
developed under his leadership include a variety of business
projectors as well as home theatre
projection and DLP Rear Projection televisions
John Harker served a variety of roles before coming to work with
the InFocus corporation. He was an Executive Vice President at
Corporation (1984-1992), the Senior
Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development at Dataproducts Corporation
(1982-1984), the Vice President of Booz, Allen, and Hamilton
(1979-1982), and as a manager at IBM
Currently, the combined salary
package for Mr. Harker is about $841,000 per year. This makes him
the highest paid person at the InFocus Corporation.
Harker currently chairs the Business Advisory Council at the school
of business administration
at Portland State
University, and is on the Business Advisory Council at the
Leeds school of Business at the University of
Colorado. He also has served on the Board of Trustees for the Oregon Museum of
Science and Industry since 1997 and was the board chair since June 2003
to June 2004.
Mr. Harker is also involved with the American Electronics
. He currently serves as the Chairman of the
National Board of the group and is on the council for the local
chapter in Oregon. With the AEA, Harker has brought the
spotlight on China and the
manufacturing concerns of American corporations.
born in Denison,
Iowa and is married to wife
Judith (née Skelley).
He has three children, John Jr.,
Julie, and James. He currently resides in Lake Oswego,
Oregon and enjoys a variety of outside activities.
He attended the University of Colorado and holds a Bachelor of Science
degree in Marketing
. He is currently 70 years old.