President, HEWI, Inc
John O'Meara has experience as a custom woodworker in metropolitan NY and later in national roll outs for banking and retail stores. Later, as product manager for architectural products and leading the efforts to achieve specifications, John consulted in projects ranging from hospitals, extended care home, and hospitality. John authored numerous AIA, ASID and NKBA credit courses in a broad range of topics from LED lighting and sliding door hardware to digital and mobile phone access control. A frequent topic had been to address the requirements and challenges set out by ADA as well as the opportunity to create value for all users by applying Universal Design Principles. He is a popular conference and event speaker, as well as frequently invited to address university architecture and design students.