John F. Hatley PE, Americas Vice President Ship Power for Wartsila North America, has over 30 years of combined marine experience spanning business development, project management of domestic and overseas vessel construction, owner’s
representation, ship operations, and vessel design. Prior to joining Wartsila he held positions with General Electric Marine and Stationary Power, Marine Industries Northwest, First American Bulk Carriers, John J. McMullen Naval Architects, US Lines, Sea Land, Trinidad Tankers, and APL. His deep sea experience culminated with two years afloat as Chief Engineer diesel and steam ships. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Mr. Hatley is a 1976 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, the 1980 University of Michigan Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Master’s program, and the 2002 University of Washington Executive MBA class.
At Wärtsilä, Hatley has worked since 2010 to shape the trajectory of marine gas fuel adoption in North America. His efforts have helped generate momentum across the fundamental enablers, namely the gas supply, regulatory framework and training, while facilitating leadership in moving the industry forward.