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This profile was last updated on 7/19/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. John D. Beckett

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Creative Director and Photographe...

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

  • Co-Owner
    J2 Photo Productions
  • Chairman
    R.W. Beckett Corporation
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    R.W. Beckett Corporation
  • President
    R.W. Beckett Corporation
  • Chairman
  • President
  • Chairman of Directors
  • Chairman
    American Atheists

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Science , Economics & Mechanical Engineering
  • Laws degree
    Spring Arbor University
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Web References
J2 Photo Productions: Biographies, 19 July 2014 [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.
Mr. John D. ..., 7 Nov 2014 [cached]
Mr. John D. Beckett
Chairman/CEO, R.W. Beckett Corporation
Mr. Beckett is chairman of the R.W. Beckett Corporation, a manufacturing business in Ohio. He is also a board member of The King's College in New York City and the author of two books. Mr. Beckett is married to Wendy Beckett.
John Beckett served as ..., 31 Mar 2014 [cached]
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
TGIF (Today God is First) Volume 1 Pocket Devotional, by Os Hillman, 29 Sept 2013 [cached]
- John D. Beckett, President, R.W. Beckett Corporation, Author, Loving Monday: Succeeding in Business Without Selling Your Soul
Graphic Packaging - Corporate Governance - Board of Directors, 23 Aug 2009 [cached]
John D. Beckett Director
John D. Beckett Director
John D. Beckett, 70, was appointed to Graphic Packaging Holding Company's Board on March 10, 2008. Prior to the Altivity Transaction, he had served as a member of Graphic Packaging Corporation's Board since 2003. From 1993 until August 2003, Mr. Beckett served as one of the directors of Graphic Packaging International Corporation (a predecessor to Graphic Packaging Corporation). He has been Chairman of the R.W. Beckett Corporation, a manufacturer of components for oil and gas heating appl... 
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