John Marder from Airframe is one of the executives for Norton Aircraft. He is married to the daughter of the owner, and has been made the Vice President. He's very anxious becauase he was the project leader on the airframe that has come into question in the fatal crash. If the sale to China should fall through, he fears that it could be very bad news, and might even mean banruptcy for the company. He is not above asking his employees to lie or do whatever they must in order to save the company.