Personal Life Summary
1955 Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on August 20, 1955, Dwight D Eisenhower president
1956 Lived in Lighthouse Point, Florida
1957 Lived in Salisbury, Maryland
1958 Moved back to Lighthouse Point, Florida, played with Ivy Michael
1959 Lighthouse Point, Florida, day care at Episcopal Church in Pompano
1960 Started school, quickly lost interest, sent back to 1st grade the next year
1961 Five Star General of neighborhood, planned a trip to moon, Vietnam war
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, John Glenn orbits earth, Cold war
1963 JF Kennedy shot
1964 Saw Beatles on Ed Sullivan Show, moved to Rockwood, TN 4th grade in 2 room school
1965 Mother died, boating on Watts Bar Lake, Grandmother died, brother Steve married Joan
1966 Dad remarried & he had bad car accident, moved to Cleveland, Tennessee
1967 Moved to Farragut, Tennessee, teacher Tom Collins who later became a record producer
1968 Martin Luther King & Robert Kennedy dead, civil rights marches, sister Ruthie born
1969 Woodstock, Smoking, drinking and chasing girls at a young age, man walks on moon
1970 Kent State, center on champion 8th grade football team, work Little Green Garden, Beatles end
1971 Freshman Farragut High School, football, racing boats
1972 Saw evangelist Billy Graham and President Richard Nixon
1973 Active in church group with pro football player Tom Johnson, fuel shortage nationwide
1974 Graduated from Farragut High School, fuel shortage continued
1975 Started college at Tennessee Tech University (TTU), Vietnam War ended
1976 TTU hanging out with Rick Carver, Tony Deal, Russ Spray, Chris Boals, Dave Tidwell
1977 Dorm president, Elvis Pressley died
1978 College life, too much fun
1979 Graduated from Tennessee Tech University, degree from Lamar Alexander, hired as a buyer Goodyear Atomic Corporation in Piketon, Ohio. Three Mile Island accident
1980 Buyer of electrical and mechanical equipment and service contracts, John Lennon shot
1981 Promoted to Staff Auditor performing environmental, safety, and operations audits. Racing boats
1982 Dated Debbie Kegley, began building inboard hydroplane Sho nuff, racing another boat
1983 Dated Debbie Kegley, building boat part time, racing another boat
1984 Dated Debbie Kegley, building boat part time, racing another boat
1985 Dated Debbie Kegley, building boat part time, racing another boat
1986 Broke leg leaving Beckee’s party, married Debbie Kegley-stepdaughter April, boat
1987 Finished building boat Sho nuff and started racing it
1988 Wife diagnosed with cancer, focused on being caregiver, moved to Quality Assurance (QA) group, quit smoking, built house
1989 Caregiver, wife died of cancer, mourned, managed Environmental Restoration QA Program, worked with INPO style traveling evaluation team
1990 Working with an INPO style evaluation team with a focus on improved fitness and racing
1991 Racing boats, strike duty handling nuclear materials, racing
1992 Met Debi Maxwell. Racing boats extensively. Promoted to Manager of QA. Became a Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)
1993 Racing extensively. Married Debi Maxwell, got darling daughter April and a cat named Sid too
1994 Raising daughter April became my number one priority (provided her a storybook childhood), continued racing at an even more demanding pace but always second in priority to daughter
1995 Raising daughter April, demands of racing increased with more travel
1996 Raising daughter April, racing was a focus having won the American Power Boat Association National Championship season points total
1997 Raising daughter April, demands of racing further increased traveling up to 25,000 miles per year, coast to coast, won another National Championship, led QA transition from Department of Energy to Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulation at work
1998 Raising daughter April, racing harder than ever
1999 Daughter April in college, racing harder than ever, cooking for April’s sorority
2000 Daughter April in college, racing harder than ever, cooking for April’s sorority
2001 Daughter April in college, racing harder than ever, cooking for April’s sorority
2002 Daughter April in college, more racing coast to coast, another National Championship, cooking for April’s sorority
2003 Daughter graduated from University of Kentucky, more racing coast to coast, another National Championship, Dad passed away at 85.
2004 More racing coast to coast, another National Championship
2005 Burned out! Too many years on the road racing. Burned out, wore out.
2006 Focused on non-racing things, Eric Clapton concert, Meatloaf concert, cruise of the Caribbean Sea
2007 Bought a Three Quarter Midget racecar, rebuilt car, raced in Indiana 20 or more races per year.
2008 Daughter April married. Daughter earned Master’s Degree. Racing Three Quarter Midget in Indiana
2009 Racing Three Quarter Midget in Indiana April through September finished 12th in season points
2010 Bought and rebuilt 410 Wing Sprint Car, raced boats in New Zealand and Australia, raced Sprint Car in Ohio and West Virginia. Returned to New Zealand in September. October 20, buddy Alan Lewis passed. Daughter April first child RJ born in December 20.
2011 Continued to race sprint cars. Company transition to D&D Contractor. NS&Q Manager
2012 Started work for B&W Conversion Services 2/17/12 QA Manager. Racing sprint cars
2013 Work and racing sprint cars
2014 Work and racing sprint cars
2015 Racing sprint cars, multiple top five finishes, four cars
Caregiver to wife
Mentoring, hiring, and promoting females in business
Mentoring race drivers and providing racing opportunities and funding
President Chamber of Commerce influencing political leaders to support Pike Co.
Chairman of Inboard Racing managing a sport of hundreds of racers, officials, and promoters
Authored several magazine and newspaper articles on topics of human interest
Reputation and relationship with Union Leadership (United Steel Workers and Professional Guard workers union)
Hobbies and Passions
Lack of ambition (circumstances and team members encourage me into accomplishment)
My brother Steve Shewbrooks (he is an inspiration for his physical, spiritual, and intellectual attributes)
Long Term Goals
Work and race (that is what I do now so I must be happy and content!)
Quality Assurance leader focused on mission success. Experienced in technical procurement, operational auditing and Quality Assurance program development.
Quality Assurance Manager (BWXT Conversion Services) 2/12 to Present
Lead the development of a QA Program to meet DOE Orders and DUF6 Plant operational needs. Lead the Quality Engineering, Program Development and Quality Control programs.
Quality Assurance Assessment Manager (Fluor B&W Portsmouth) 10/11 to 2/12
Manage QA Audit program, acting QA Manager, Plant Operations Review Committee (PORC), consult with senior QA staff and management on quality program development and deployment to meet Department of Energy Order DOE 414.1D and NQA-1.
Nuclear Safety & Quality Manager (United States Enrichment Corporation-USEC) 7/11 to 10/11
Appointed acting manager of the Nuclear Safety & Quality organization reporting to the USEC Operations Vice-President to support transition from operations to D&D contractor. Responsibilities included Nuclear Materials Control & Accountability, Quality Systems, Quality Control, and Independent Assessment. Led the organization through a transition from USEC ownership to Fluor B&W Portsmouth and shift to Department of Energy regulation.
Group Manager, Independent Assessment (Quality Assurance Audits) 12/92 - 7/11
Manage a department of QA auditors and contractors. Responsibilities included Quality Assurance audits, surveillances, investigations, environmental inspections, Quality Program development, participation on the Corrective Action Review Board (CARB) and mentoring temporary employees. Routinely serve as Acting Organization Manager providing management of Quality Control, Nuclear Materials Control and Accountability, and Quality Assurance functions. Plant Operations Review Committee (PORC) member.
QA Specialist III, Quality Assurance Department 5/92 – 11/92
Performed audits and surveillances in support of the Quality Assurance Audit Program. Served as Audit Coordinator, assisting in the administration of the Internal Quality Assurance Audit Program and as External Audit Section Leader.
Uranium Material Handler (Strike Duty) 6/91 – 5/92
Operated cranes, forklifts, straddle carriers, rail car movers in the handling of Uranium Hexafluoride for transfer, shipments, and processing. Performed inventories, cylinder inspections, and supported autoclave operations.
QA Specialist II, Quality Assurance Department 3/88 –6/91
Developed the Quality Assurance Program for the Portsmouth Environmental Restoration Program and provided independent oversight. Developed and assisted in the administration of the Maintenance Division Quality Assurance Program. Performed a six-month assignment in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., performing INPO-Style plant evaluations for the Systems Performance Group.
Staff Auditor and Senior Auditor, Internal Audit Department 2/81 – 2/88
Planned and performed audits of production, environmental control, safety, and other technical and administrative programs. Performed special assignments and reviews for plant management. Provided written and verbal reports to plant management and to regulators on audit conclusions.
Technical Buyer, Purchasing Department 4/79 – 2/81
Purchased materials, equipment and services relating to electric motors, Steam Plant, metals and welding.
Commercial Nuclear Experience 1995-present
Participation in Nuclear Quality Assurance Program Audits through the Joint Utility Management Assessment (JUMA) Program at Perry Nuclear Power Plant, Kewaunee Nuclear Power Plant, Monticello Nuclear Power Plant, Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant, and Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant (Lead). Benchmarking performed at General Electric – Nuclear Fuel Fabrication, Westinghouse – Nuclear Fuel Fabrication, Port St. Lucy Nuclear Power Plant, Duane Arnold Nuclear Power Plant, HB Robinson Nuclear Power Plant, Yucca Mountain Project, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, and Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant. Attended 8 Nuclear Oversight Conferences.
Bachelor of Science Degree, Industrial Technology, College of Engineering. Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee.
1992 Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)
Extensive training in various aspects of Quality Assurance, Auditing, and Management including:
Practice and Process of Auditing by FX Brown, Westinghouse
Operational Auditing Based on Government Accounting Office (GAO) Techniques
Improving Performance Through Quality Audits by Dennis Arter, Consultant
Performance Based Auditing and Surveillances by John Johnson, JETS, Inc.
Performance Based INPO Style Evaluation Methodology
Quality Action Teams, Statistical Process Control and Quality Assurance Planning
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Hired and trained QA staff to meet stringent expectations of US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Developed corrective actions to improve procedure adherence by 50% resolving regulatory violation
Developed corrective actions to reduce personnel radiation contamination by 95%
Performed audits resulting in 40% improvement in corrective action effectiveness resolving violation
Established rapport and improved Company/Union relations in investigations
Performed oversight improving plant performance resulting in no NRC weaknesses for two year period
Audit of Waste Management resulted in improved conformance to Toxic Substances Control Act
Certified Lead Auditor, United States Enrichment Corporation
Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) by the American Society for Quality
Mentoring Management Staff
Special Assignment to Training Manager, teaching Self-Assessment classroom and practical
Special Assignments for Superintendent Waverly City Schools. Chaired Levy Campaign and Facilitated community input to Ohio Governor on state education reform
Facilitated development of improved container for nuclear materials with United Steel Workers (USW)
Investigate and facilitate resolution of technical issues, compliance problems and conflicts per request of General Manager and Union President
Chairman, Board of Directors, American Power Boat Association
Chairman, American Society for Quality (ASQ) Scioto Valley Section
American Cancer Society Board of Directors
Pike County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors and President
Pike County Airport Advisory Board
Pike County Community Fund Board, Vice President
United Midget Racing Association Board of Directors
Director of Safety, American Power Boat Association
Author of numerous articles on safety and human interest topics
Public Speaking to Civic, Religious, and Professional Groups
Owner and driver of a five-time National Champion Inboard Hydroplane Raceboat Team www.johnshewbrooksracing.com
Owner and driver of a three quarter midget race car
Owner and driver of a 410 cubic inch wing sprint car