John Perrill, Sr. serves as Executive Chairman of WAND Corporation. John founded WAND in 1982 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1982-2011. Under his leadership, WAND Corporation grew from a home-based business to a strong leader of restaurant management technology for limited service restaurant companies across the United States.
John has a storied and compelling background comprising over 40 years of experience in business, electronics, and computers. His background began at Boeing Corporation as an Engineering Aid where he worked in research and development. John’s love of computers and warm weather led him to Australia where he worked for Control Data and was in charge of the Australian government’s super computer project. John also served at AC Electronics as a Development Engineer in charge of airborne missile deployment systems. Jet Propulsion Labs came next where he served as a Lead Development Engineer working on celestial guidance systems used for unmanned spacecraft. Following tenures at TRW and Norand in various sales and management roles.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. He has raised four sons of which three are active in the business. John resides in Chaska, MN with his wife of 50 years, Irene.
Education: University of Washington