Mr. John McPhearson
Chief Executive Officer
University of Kentucky
John McPhearson is CEO of Lectrodryer LLC. Mr. McPhearson and his partner acquired control of Lectrodryer in 2001 after working for Lectrodryer for twelve years. Prior to joining Lectrodryer Mr. McPhearson worked for Avon Products, Tandy and American Electric Power.
Mr. McPhearson is a native of Kentucky and a graduate of The University of Kentucky. John served four years on the Board of the Richmond Chamber Of Commerce and served one year as Vice President for the Colonel Club at Eastern Kentucky University.
During his tenure as Partner, Lectrodryer has been widely recognized for its success including, a 2005 World Trade Center Export Success Award, and awards in 2006 from the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers as Small Manufacturer of The Year and Industry of The Year by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce. In 2011, Lectrodryer exported 71.6 percent of its products outside the United States.
In addition to the EKU Business Advisory Council, John currently serves on the Executive Board of the Kentucky World Trade Center, Chairing the Trade Education Committee.