John Hatley, Vice President Ship Power, Wärtsilä North America

John 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 GE Transportation, Marine Industries Northwest, First American Bulk Carriers, John J. McMullen Naval Architects, US Container Lines, and Trinidad Tankers. 


John Hatley is a licensed Chief Engineer with 8 years sea experience onboard commercial ships in global trades, the last 2 years serving as Chief  Engineer.  



  • BS degree from the US Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point Dual License Program,

  • MSE Naval Architecture Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan,

  • MBA from the University of Washington,

each with distinctive honors.    



He holds positions of trust on various industry plus academic advisory boards and was the recipient of the 2008 Rear Admiral McCready Award for Outstanding Achievement in Marine Engineering.



Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2015, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion with approximately 18,900 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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