John Mannarino, President of Mannarino Systems & Software Inc., founded the company in 1999. An expert consultant in the field of gas turbine control systems and software, Mr. Mannarino has grown the company into a world-class engineering services firm specializing in the aerospace, defense, space, simulation, rail and power generation industries.
From 1989 through to 1998, prior to founding the company, Mr. Mannarino was employed by a leading Canadian aerospace engine manufacturer, where he held roles of increasing responsibility within the Engineering organization.
Born in Montreal (Quebec), Mr. Mannarino graduated from Concordia University in 1989, where he received a Bachelor of Engineering Degree, specializing in Mechanical Engineering, with the honor of Great Distinction. He was also the recipient of the Mechanical Engineering Medal for the highest grade point average among graduating mechanical engineers, the Chait Medal for highest grade point average among all graduating engineers, and Le Prix d’excellence awarded by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) for outstanding achievement.
Since 1999, Mr. Mannarino has grown MANNARINO Systems & Software from a one man/one customer consulting firm to a company employing over 50 engineers and analysts, providing safety-critical engineering services to over 25 customers throughout North America.
In 2016, MANNARINO Systems & Software was awarded the first ever service-based Design Assurance Organization for airborne software and electronic hardware by Transport Canada Civil Aviation – a worldwide first for a service based company. And in 2017, MANNARINO Systems & Software was awarded the largest ever Canadian SME Offset Investment by Lockheed Martin Aerospace. This agreement enables MANNARINO to develop and commercialize its own proprietary airborne software products and will complement MANNARINO’s existing airborne engineering and certification services offering.