John is currently the
President of WWBC LLC, an independent consulting company for Strategy and
Global Leadership, and Visiting Assistant Professor in the College of Business
MBA Program for the University of Houston –Downtown. Previously he was the Global
Logistics Vice President for Halliburton, a major oil and gas services company.
His breadth of knowledge of many industries from chemical, grocery, automotive,
consumer products and apparel, plus extensive knowledge of Global Logistics
around the world allows him to offer a full range of service from strategy to
operations, and the full range from transport to international movement,
systems and compliance.
He has been involved in many complex and interesting logistical challenges both
in the USA and in the world, often in high risk and difficult to sustain supply
locations. Be it Williston, North Dakota or Siberia or in Africa, where the
infrastructure and communications are less than ideal, John enjoys the
successful challenges that come with the global nature and extent of movement
the industry is faced with. Long term developments and strategy, and vastly
increased and improved standards of operation are his drive.
John began his career within the chemical manufacturing sector of Africa and
Europe, running and designing major plants. He moved on to the management as
the CEO of chemical import and export terminals. As a way to develop the
business, he incorporated Logistics into and from the terminals as an added
value. This led to the company undertaking land transport and large chemical
ship charters in order to grow the terminals. From these actions he developed
his love of Global Logistics and its need to link a source with a destination
safely and effectively. He moved on to managing a portfolio of logistics
operations including warehouses and port terminals globally for a range of
products from grocery, chemicals, automotive CKD build kits, consumer
electronics, apparel, paper and general cargo, sitting on the main board of a
global forwarding company. He has patents in systems, and is a published author
of both research and academic textbooks.
He has obtained a Ph.D. (Logistics), an MBA, and a B.Sc. (Engineering), holds
the title of European Engineer (Eur. Ing), is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and has
been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (UK).