John has been in the Houston maritime industry for 30+ years and holds a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Administration from Texas A&M. He started with Bertling in 2002 as Director of North America Vessel Operations. After moving to Bertling’s logistics division, he held various management roles within North and South America.
He is currently the North America Regional Director. John has also been an Adjunct Professor with Texas A&M University since 2002. Active in various industry and education/workforce initiatives, John sits on advisory councils for Lone Star College, Houston Community College, TSU and San Jacinto College and is a board member of the Port Houston Partners in Maritime Education nonprofit organization.
Following on from the sector updates presented in the previous session, this panel will look at what this outlook means for the breakbulk industry who will be servicing these projects moving forward. With a shift in projects, comes new unique requirements from skillsets to workforce, legislation, and funding - all serious considerations the industry needs to tackle. Our panellists will delve deeper into what they believe are the key areas to focus on and highlight potential gaps that could affect their ability to effectively service the changing nature of projects.
Session Sponsored by Cordstrap
Wednesday 27 September 12:20 - 13:10 Main Stage