John Spitzer Managing Director, Equipment Standards
John Spitzer has been the USGA’s managing director of equipment standards since 2013. He was hired by the USGA in 1997 after spending eight years at Princeton University, where he worked in the Plasma Physics Laboratory on the design of experimental nuclear fusion reactors. Prior to his position at Princeton, Spitzer worked for nine years at General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, where he supervised the structural acoustics and dynamics group that conducted research on the survivability of nuclear submarines to underwater explosions. He has a bachelor’s degree in general science and a master’s in mechanical engineering from Villanova University.