A Naperville resident for over 12 years, John Krummen served on multiple boards and commissions before his election to the City Council in 2015. A proponent of innovation within City government, John’s passion in his new role is to keep spending down while helping attract technologically innovative jobs to Naperville.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, John graduated from the University of Cincinnati with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering. His first job out of college was driving corvettes around the GM proving grounds at 120 mph. (And yes, they paid him, too!) John later moved to South Bend, Indiana, to work for Bosch Braking Systems where he developed an automotive patent and published two technical papers on automotive design.
While working for Bosch, John earned an MBA from Indiana University and then moved to Naperville. Today, John is an engineering and IT executive for a manufacturing company in Warrenville and is also an adjunct professor of graduate level economics and finance at a handful of local universities.
John has two sons with his wife Barbara, who passed away from cancer in 2001. David and Nathan Krummen recently graduated from Iowa State University and Indiana University, and both now live in Denver, Colorado.
When not at the dais, John has a Yamaha FZ1000 motorcycle that he enjoys riding on multiple long distance trips, including to San Francisco, Mexico and Canada.
Councilman Krummen was re-elected to the City Council in 2017; his upcoming term expires in 2021.