Initially testing games for Game Plan in the late 1970s, Trudeau began designing machines for Gottlieb and Williams. After the latter exited the industry, Trudeau worked briefly for Heighway Pinball in 2008 before joining Stern Pinball in 2013.
On August 24, 2017, Trudeau was arrested and changed with alleged possession of child pornography. Zach Sharpe, Stern's Director of Marketing, later announced that Trudeau was no longer affiliated with the company.
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- "JOHN TRUDEAU CHARGED – FINAL UPDATE". Pinball News (August 29, 2017). Archived from the original on March 19, 2020.