John Cruikshank

President & CEO

John Cruikshank is President & CEO of two Southern California engineering firms: JMC2 Civil Engineering + Surveying, a San Pedro based company founded in 1996 and OKAMOTO Structural Engineering, a Costa Mesa firm founded in 1979. Because of his involvement with hundreds of unique engineering projects, John leverages that experience to successfully support his client’s critical projects. His current responsibilities include corporate leadership, client relations, business development, community outreach, and project management. John started his career working for Caltrans (Los Angeles) then two civil engineering firms prior to starting his own. John attended the University of Southern California (USC) where he received his Bachelors of Science in Building Science in 1988. He became a Registered Civil Engineer in the State of California in 1993. He is a licensed professional engineer in more than 20 states. He obtained his Masters of Science in Engineering Management from USC in 1994. In addition to 30 years in civil engineering, John is currently a Board Member and Past President of the Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce (HAIC) where he formed the HAIC Workforce Development Committee. In 2017, he was named a Fellow with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), awarded Alumni of Year from USC’s School of Civil Engineering, and elected as a City Councilmember for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. He is currently Mayor where he represents his City as a South Bay Cities Council of Government’s Steering Committee Member and a Los Angeles County Sanitation Board Member. John lives in Rancho Palos Verdes with his wife, Jennifer and son, Sean, who is away at Arizona State University studying Computer Science.