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Mr. John D. Beckett

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Creative Director and Photographe...

Phone: (602) ***-****  
Local Address:  Arizona , United States
J2 Photo Productions
97 Hangar Way
Watsonville , California 95076
United States

Company Description: J2 Photo Productions, John Beckett and Julie Koeth a Phoenix AZ photo studio for commercial, corporate portrait & magazine photographic services

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Science , Economics & Mechanical Engineering
  • Laws degree
    Spring Arbor University
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J2 Photo Productions: Biographies, 16 May 2015 [cached]
John Beckett is the Creative Director & Photographer for J2. He began his career as an illustrator and art director. It was his strongly developed skills in conception of ideas and composition that made the move into photography an easy transition.
He opened Beckett & Beckett Photography in the mid-70's with studios in Chicago and Milwaukee. The range of assignments included shooting fashion, hair, beauty and ad campaigns for many of the countries leading companies. Photo projects have taken him to some of the world's most exotic locations.
In the mid-90's he began shooting celebrities for magazines and advertising, including Oprah Winfrey, who personally selected John as the photographer for her Harpo Studios promotional campaign, and her cover shoot for USA Today Magazine.
John speaks to professional photography organizations around the country and has taught various college courses in the creative arts. He was invited to lecture on photography in Tokyo, and Osaka, Japan.
With a move to Arizona John expanded his photography expertise to include shooting interiors, photo illustration, and human interest editorials for publications throughout the western United States. Through the work with many of the countries leading advertising agencies he has been the recipient of numerous awards including Addy's and Clio awards.
Beckett is well known for his calm, soft spoken manner on shoots. John is a cofounder of APA-Milwaukee. J2 Photo Productions is currently sponsored by Photoflex Lighting Equipment.
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Chairman, Beckett Corporation
As chairman of Beckett Corp., John guided the business to worldwide leadership in the manufacturing and sales of engineered components for residential and commercial heating. The company, with its affiliates, has sales exceeding $100M, with over 600 employees. John helped found Intercessors For America, is a founding board member of the The King's College in NY City, and serves on the board of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ, International). John authored the books, Loving Monday and Mastering Monday, and authored a GMO site, Life's Greatest Question and a GMO discipleship guide, 30-Day Next Steps.
Board of Directors, 14 Sept 2015 [cached]
Mr. John D. Beckett
Mr. John D. Beckett
Chairman/CEO, R.W. Beckett Corporation
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John Beckett
John Beckett
NCS Speaker
John D. Beckett grew up in Elyria, Ohio, the oldest of three children. After attending public schools in Elyria, he graduated from M.I.T. in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics & Mechanical Engineering. Following graduation he worked as an engineer in the aerospace industry.
He joined his father in a small family-owned manufacturing business in 1963, becoming president in 1965 upon the death of his father. He is now chairman of the company, and has helped guide the business to worldwide leadership in the manufacture and sales of engineered components for residential and commercial heating. The company, with its affiliates, currently has sales of nearly $100 million, with 600 employees.
Mr. Beckett has long been active in both church and community-related activities. He helped found Intercessors For America, a national prayer organization, in 1973 and continues to serve as its Board Chairman. He is a founding board member of The King's College in New York City and is also a director of Graphic Packaging International, a NYSE-listed manufacturing company.
His first book, Loving Monday: Succeeding in Business Without Selling Your Soul, was published in 1998 by InterVarsity Press. The book is Mr. Beckett's account of how he has sought to practically integrate his faith and his work. It is currently available in ten languages. In 1999, Christian Broadcasting Network named him "Christian Businessman of the Year. Mr. Beckett received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Spring Arbor University in 2002, and was named manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2003.
Mr. Beckett resides in Elyria, Ohio with his wife, Wendy, to whom he has been married since 1961.
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John Beckett served as chairman of the Board of Directors from 1988 to June 2010 and as president of Intercessors for America from 1976 to 1988. He is an original board member. He is also the chairman of R.W. Beckett Corp, a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and sales of engineered components for residential and commercial heating. A 1960 graduate from M.I.T., he joined his father in the small family-owned business in 1963 and became president in 1965 after his father''''s death. The company, with its affiliates, currently has sales exceeding $100 million and more than 700 employees. Mr. Beckett also is a founding board member of The King''''s College in New York City, serves on the Board of Campus Crusade for Christ, International, and is a director of Graphic Packaging Corporation, a NYSE-listed manufacturing company. He has long been active in church and community-related activities and an advocate for integrating faith into the workplace. He has written two books about the subject, Loving Monday: Succeeding in Business Without Selling Your Soul (published in 1998 and currently available in 14 languages) and Mastering Monday: A Guide to Integrating Faith and Work (published in 2006). He has been named "Christian Businessman of the Year" by Christian Broadcasting Network (1999) and manufacturing "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young (2003). Mr. Beckett has also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Spring Arbor University (2002) and The King''''s College (2008). He and his wife, Wendy, reside in Elyria, OH and have six children and fifteen grandchildren. Visit
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