John Holahan

Founder, Entrepreneur, Adventurer

President and Founder of SimplyThick, LLC. Inventor of the company’s original patented thickener - SimplyThick. I have worked with thickeners – yes thickeners -- for my entire business career.

I have a BS in Paper Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Outside of the business world, I have been married for 25 years to my college sweetheart. We have 3 wonderful kids (a girl and 2 boys) and a dog. We had the privilege of hosting an exchange student/daughter from Brazil. I can usually be found either driving to or from kids’ events or cheerleading on the sidelines.

Volunteer work includes being a Boy Scout Leader, a robotics coach, a rescue dog foster parent and a church leader. And somehow in the middle of it all, I still find time to run – slowly -- and play the piano -- badly!

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