Who is John Goodman
John B. Goodman, used to be The International Polo Club’s iconic founder; a hardworking businessman who was known and loved by many. Used to be…because John had everything he knew taken from right under his feet…unjustly.
John B.Goodman was born September 18, 1963, in Houston, Texas where he was raised by Harold Viterbo Goodman and Harriett Shearer Goodman. John attended Winchendon School in Winchendon, Massachusetts, later attending Wellesley College in Dover, Delaware.
Growing up in Texas, Goodman believed in the foundation of a loving family life and a strong business career. In 1983, he began working and helped build the Goodman Manufacturing Company established by his father in Houston TX, while he was still in school. In 1987, he began to work full-time, alongside his father who trusted his determination and placed him in charge of many special projects.
During his time at Goodman Manufacturing, Goodman started international sales for Quiet Flex, which was the second largest flexible duct company in the world. Goodman was named Vice President of the company, leading international sales and growing the company to be worth $25 million in just four short years. At this point, the business changed its name to Goodman Global Holdings, Inc. and became known as the largest privately owned manufacturer of residential air conditioning services in the US.
In 1995, before his father’s passing, John became the Chairman of Goodman Global Holdings where he held the title of both President and CEO until 2004. During those years Goodman spearheaded several strategic acquisitions and sales. In November of 2004, Goodman negotiated the sale of Goodman Global on behalf of he and his family for $1.43 billion to Apollo Management. Goodman then focused on the management of other family assets including the International Polo Club and Wanderers Golf Club in Wellington, FL. Goodman was involved with and supported many charities including: The Boys & Girls Country of Houston and West Palm Beach, Casa de Esperanza, Baylor College of Medicine, British Forces Foundation, Child Advocates, DePelchin Children’s Center, End of Hunger Network, Ronald McDonald House, Texas Children’s Hospital and Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center.
Throughout his career, Goodman showed his devotion to the company he loved, and more importantly, his high standards to become a man of honor, respected by everyone he worked with.
John Goodman had no previous criminal record.
In February of 2010, John Goodman was involved in a fatal car accident which resulted in the death of Scott Wilson. The US~Observer believes Goodman deserves a new trial. Let the truth speak for itself.