John Burley has over 30 years experience with arena design, manufacturing, and installation. He was the instrumental force behind the growth and development of Burley’s Rink Supply, Inc. from 1984 to 2004 with sales exceeding 9 million dollars annually and over 125 employees. Over this tenure he was directly involved with over 650 rink installations worldwide and has received more new ice rink patents than any other person. He also designed and built the Burley manufacturing complex and Planet Ice complex before selling the business in 2004. This 100,000 square foot complex featured some of the latest technology for its time.
John has written numerous industry papers regarding building and ice rink design aspects in addition to being a pioneer with energy conservation technologies. Over his tenure he has had the opportunity to gather a prestigious client list such as the President of the United States, the Goodwill Games, the Asian Games, all of the major hockey leagues, including installation from private home rinks, to the largest arena facilities.