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April 1-3, 2025
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

John Hark, Jr.

John Hark, Jr.

Regional Director
Bertling Logistics

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, San Jacinto College and the Houston Maritime Center and is a board member of the Port Houston Partners in Maritime Education nonprofit organization and the International Propeller Club. In April 2020, he founded the Houston Supply Chain/Logistics Education Collective to proactively minimize the logistics industry talent gap and foster industry relationships with educators and students in the Greater Houston region.