Meet Jon the Creator of the Lavatank

Meet Jon the Creator of the Lavatank

Jon has literally taken the e-cigarette world by storm with his introduction of the Lavatank. Any one that has been vaping for a period of time is more than likely familiar with Jon’s creations.

Highly sought after, the Lavatanks are truly a one of a kind piece of functional art.

If you are not familiar with JonboyUSMC, or the Lavatank, you can view a couple posts from the past to get you up to speed:

Not only does Jon posses an uncanny ability to visualize and produce IMHO the best tank there is, he is a very humble man…with a HUGE following through the Lavacorps, that is unlike any in the industry.

Welcome to Modding Mavericks, where I introduce you to the people behind the vaping scenes. Jon is responsible for bringing to the vaping community one of the most sought after e-cigarette tanks of all time!

I now introduce you to Jon, the creator of the one and only Lavatank!

Meet Jon the Creator of the Lavatank

Meet Jon the Creator of the Lavatank

Jon…the man behind the Lavatank

TUC: How long have you been vaping?

Jon: Faced with a 27 hour flight to my wife’s home country, I started vaping in Nov 2010.

TUC: What was your very first e-cigarette?

Jon: An over-priced KR-808 from the local tobacco store.

TUC: Who or what do you believe has had the most influence on you in the vaping community, and why?

Jon: Dino, has been my biggest influence. He helps keep me on track and focused. He’s the one that kept pushing me to make a carto tank when I was still insisting on making CE2 tanks.

TUC: What would you say is your all time favorite movie, and why?

Jon: Patton. He was one of the greatest generals during WWII, simply because he was a maverick. That was George C. Scott’s greatest role in my opinion.

TUC: What are some of your favorite foods?

Jon: A good steak when I’m in the U.S. Lechon baboy (roast pig), pork sisig (sizzling pork) and fresh mangosteens when I’m in the Philippines.

TUC: What are some of your favorite hobbies?

Jon: I like building fast cars and fast motorcycles.

TUC: Which ONE word do you feel best describes you?

Jon: Determined

TUC: Which ONE word do you think your friends would use to best describe you?

Jon: Unrelenting

TUC: What flavor e-liquid are you vaping right now?

Jon: AVE Hype

TUC: What e-cigarette, or mod are you vaping right now?

Jon: Helix with a kick

TUC: If you could live anywhere in the World, where would it be, and why?

Jon: That’s actually a tough question. I love my country, but I also fell in love with life in the Philippines while I was stationed there.

TUC: What was the driving force for you to begin producing the LavaTank?

Jon: Simplicity, I wanted a tank with the fewest amount of pieces, that worked well, and was completely unique in color and style.

TUC: You are known as JonboyUSMC, can you share a little background with how your user name came about?

Jon: That’s a cross between the Walton’s and my tour in the Marine Corps.

TUC: What one thing would you like people to know about you, the man?

Jon: I’m just a simple guy with a wife and 3 kids trying to do like every other person in the country, making a decent life for my family.

TUC: You continue to have a huge impact on the vaping community with the LavaTank, do you see yourself pursuing other avenues in the e-cig industry? Why or why not?

Jon: The Lavatank success has and continues to be a complete surprise to me. I really thought that these would just be a novelty. I never imagined that they would become so sought after. I do have a few other things on the drawing board that I’d like to share with the vaping community in the future.

More About Jon

I’ve been a toolmaker/ CNC programmer for the past 25 years, and the vaping industry seemed like a natural progression for me.

As a job shop toolmaker, I’ve been exposed to numerous different industries and have learned something from all of them. Vaping as a whole really intrigues me, with all of the mods and in particular tanks systems.

My business was started as a hobby, and still remains a hobby. It makes me feel good to know that I’m making something that people enjoy, and mostly, something to help them stay off of analogs.

Meet Jon the Creator of the Lavatank

Jon…the man behind the one & only Lavatank

Find Jon & the Lavatank on the internet~~~


ECF: JonboyUSMC’s Lava Tanks
ECF USERNAME: jonboyusmc

IVC: Lavacorps
IVC USERNAME: jonboyusmc

The Lavatank combines functionality and beauty, delivering the BEST tank in the e-cigarette market to date! Jon not only managed to envision, produce, and supply one of the most sought after tanks in the vaping community…he has managed to build a community within the vaping world through the Lavacorps.

1 Comment

  • Donald E. Harris says:

    Just curious, is the USMC relevant to the branch of service that you were in? If so, “Simper Fi” and the best for you and thank you for your service.

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