Jon is a graduate engineer from NTH (now NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science) in Trondheim in 1972 at the Faculty of Chemistry, Institute of Technical Biochemistry. He worked six years as a research assistant at the Agricultural University in Ås, then 28 years at the Norsk Hydro's Research Center in Porsgrunn. He has been employed at Tel-Tek since 2008. His work has been concentrated on biological processes in water and soil, and various aspects of environmental technology. Jon also has experience in quality work. While he was at Hydro’s Research Centre in Porsgrunn, he had responsibilities for all divisions of the company. His main tasks at Tel-Tek has been the production and use of biogas from animal manure and waste, but also other projects within the environmental and energy areas.