John Quist is a Civil Engineer and Vice President at Barr Engineering. Throughout his professional career, he has led teams on mineral processing and tailings-storage facility projects.
He provides structural engineering services for dams. Additionally, he has performed Federal Energy Regulatory Commission safety inspections and served as an independent consultant on potential failure mode analyses.
Early Life and Education
Early childhood education is a fundamental aspect of any child’s development, imparting social-emotional skills, literacy and numeracy at an early age. Furthermore, it lays the foundation for academic success later in life.
Through small class sizes, teachers foster student interaction and help them acquire new skills that will prepare them for school. Furthermore, these lessons offer children opportunities to build self-confidence, possess positive self-belief, and show respect towards themselves and others.
John Quist’s book Restless Visionaries chronicles how market changes and an evolution in Arminian theology inspired local philanthropists in two Southern towns to promote benevolent reform measures such as tract societies, Sunday schools and temperance movements.
John Quist made a name for himself on the world tennis stage as one of Australia’s greatest doubles players. He and John Bromwich dominated men’s doubles at Australia’s premier tournament for 10 years straight, winning eight titles during that span.
After taking a brief hiatus from international tennis following World War II, Quist returned to competition in 1947 and went on to win his third Australian Championship that year, adding another string of local titles to his resume.
He was a three-time Davis Cup player and captain. In 1938, he challenged reigning champion Jack Crawford to five sets and nearly defeated Gottfried von Cramm in the Davis Cup Challenge Round.
Achievements and Honors
John Quist has made a lasting impact on geophysics. He has authored numerous books and been recognized with several honors.
His work has contributed to increasing public awareness about environmental problems and increasing public understanding of science and engineering. Furthermore, he has been recognized for his efforts in inspiring young people to pursue careers in these fields.
He has been nominated for the Montana Governor’s Arts Award. His songs have been broadcast on national radio and television, while he also has 15 CDs to his credit.
He has also been awarded the esteemed James Buchanan Prize for his book Restless Visionaries: The Social Roots of Antebellum Reform in Alabama and Michigan. This comprehensive examination of benevolent societies in southern history will be of interest to scholars both of religion and southern history more generally.
Quist is a country and bluegrass musician who has toured the US with his band, Mission Mountain Wood Band. Now he is taking his passion for politics on with the same energy he uses to fill concert halls and outdoor music festivals.
He is a political outsider, running against Republicans for Montana’s at-large seat in Congress. That has sparked an array of attack ads from GOP leaders.
He is an acclaimed historian who has penned several books on the Civil War and secession crisis. His research has provided insight into James Buchanan’s handling of Utah during that period.
John Quist has an estimated net worth of approximately $85 million. His investments include Sybase, Viewlogic (acquired by Synopsys), and Eshop which was acquired by Microsoft.
He holds a stake in Impinj Inc, an insurance company founded in 1991 and valued at approximately $120 million.
He is an accomplished headhunter who spent 10 years recruiting CEOs for companies such as Netscape, Microsoft and @Home before joining Benchmark Capital last year. His holdings at Benchmark are estimated to be worth approximately $50 million; thus making him an egghead made good.