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Don F. Jones
Don Jones is the founder of JVNW and the Chairman of the Board, so you know right away this is bound to be a fluff piece. Honestly, Don has done a pretty good, okay lets say outstanding, job at position our company in unique fields and keeping a strong engineering focus throughout the company’s products.
Don is a distance runner, hiker, skier and Eagle Scout (notice how I said IS and not WAS?) All that scouting produced a guy who doesn’t like to eat indoors. He loves the outdoors and most nice evening he dines on his deck. His favorite restaurant in Portland is the Veritable Quandary. Naturally, the VQ has tons of outdoor seating.
Don enjoys fishing but no one will fish with him. He has caught a few, very few, but the worst of it is the no one will catch fish if he’s around. It even extends to crab, clams, and mushrooms.
His 1938 Chris Craft Runabout recently won a local boat show award but Don is more of a car guy and is quite adept at automobile restoration. At one point, on his way to becoming an engineer–here’s where his love of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo comes in–he had five perfectly restored cars at once: an MG, old Rio, Austin Healy, model T, and the last one looked like a big bucket of nickel-plated parts, sorry, I’m sure it was some type of nice old car.
He has been known to go shopping in Germany when the car he wanted was not readily available in the US, or perhaps it was just an excuse to travel? He loves to hit the road now that he is not at JV every minute, but complete retirement? That’s probably not going to happen.
Don F. Jones is JVNW, Inc. Board Chairman and founder