John Kneeland is a radiologist who practices in Philadelphia, PA. He specializes in diagnostic x-rays and magnetic resonance imaging.
He is board certified in diagnostic radiology. He is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.
Early Life and Education
John was born on June 4, 1923, in Lewiston, Maine. He was the son of Dexter Raymond and Marian B. (Fogg) Kneeland.
He was an active member of the community, volunteering for many organizations. He also enjoyed traveling and spending time with family.
In his spare time, he enjoyed reading and writing. He also enjoyed music and playing the saxophone.
He was a proud member of the military, and served in World War II as a lieutenant. He later returned to Maine and worked as a chemical salesman. He is also a passionate environmentalist. He has walked across the United States, sailed the Caribbean, and made a brief stop in Antarctica. He is a member of the Planet Walk organization, which encourages people to become more aware of their environment by walking.
John Kneeland worked his way up through the produce department at Ralphs Grocery Company and Bristol Farms before stepping into his current role at Gelson’s Market as Executive Director of Fresh Operations. He spends his time side by side with a team of produce aficionados that ensure each day’s display is top-notch.
He also has a knack for helping people succeed and is a big proponent of community service. He has served on various boards, including West Parish Church, United Church of Christ and Andover Community Trust. He is survived by his wife, Janalie; sons Dr. John F. Kneeland Jr, and Jeffrey; daughter Patricia Howes of Kennebunk; and daughters Nancy Kneeland Washburn of Buxton and Mary-Ann Peck of Arundel. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Achievements and Honors
Kneeland has a number of achievements to his credit, primarily in baseball. He was one of the most dominant players in the Northeast-10 Conference over the last three years, earning All-Conference accolades his senior season and a spot on the Daktronics and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association East Region All-Star teams in the process.
Aside from his storied playing career, Kneeland is also an avid volunteer. He was a co-founder of the Oxford Ecumenical Council, which manages the Oxford Food Shelf. He and fellow longtime volunteer Doug Selby received a well-deserved award for their contributions to the community at a recent Food Shelf appreciation party. They were also the stars of a video about the organization. The food shelf is a local institution that provides free groceries to the less fortunate in Oxford and surrounding areas.
In addition to his career, john kneeland had a very personal life. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, traveling, reading, and enjoying music.
Kneeland also volunteered at the Philadelphia Food Shelf for many years. He was a true friend to the clients and went out of his way to make sure they had a positive experience.
He picked up their mail, deposited their checks, and notified the Council treasurer and secretary so they could post these deposits and send thank you notes accordingly. He also wrote grants to secure more funds for the Food Shelf.
He also served on the committee that compiled a Universalist hymnal, but his freethinking public positions offended the Second Universalist Society, and he was disfellowshipped in 1829.
John Kneland is the non-executive chairman of the board at United Rentals. He has over 35 years of management experience in the equipment rental industry, including key positions with private, public and investor-owned companies.
He joined United Rentals in 1998 as district manager upon the Company’s acquisition of Equipment Supply Company. He held various management roles from 1998 to 2007 before becoming Company CEO.
He holds a substantial net worth of $118 million. He owns over 20,000 units of United Rentals stock and sells a lot of it. He has made 32 trades since 2013 and averages 9,581 unit sales every 27 days.