John Fenstermaker is described as a “world-class business executive.” Fenstermaker joined IBM out of the University of North Dakota and held various challenging engineering and engineering management assignments at IBM and Staodyn Inc.

He served, and in some cases continues to serve, as leader on the board of the Longmont Chamber of Commerce, EDAL (now LAEC), Longmont Industrial Park Board, Boulder County Technology Incubator, Boulder County United Way Board, St. Vrain Historical Society Board, Longmont Community Fund and Front Range Community College.