John Lauer | Matson
John P. Lauer was named executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Matson in February 2022 and has served as an officer of Matson since March 2012. In this post, Lauer is responsible for sales, marketing, customer service, pricing, government services, and the China office network for the ocean transportation division of Matson. Lauer has more than 35 years of experience in the maritime industry.
He started his career with Matson in 2007 as director, transpacific services, and had a leadership role in establishing the company as the premier service-oriented carrier in the Pacific. Lauer was promoted to vice president, transpacific services, in 2012 and appointed to senior vice president, ocean services, in 2015.
Prior to Matson, Lauer worked for APL for 19 years in a succession of positions with increasing responsibility in Chicago, Houston, Denver, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and New Jersey. Some of his key roles at APL included vice president, eastern region; managing director, western region sales; and director of sales, Hong Kong/S PRC.
Lauer has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Notre Dame and is a Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program graduate.
Registration & Event Information:
|Location||La Quinta Inn & Suites|
|1425 E 27th St Tacoma, WA 98421|
|Schedule||11:15 am Registration & networking|
|11:30 am Lunch served|
|12:00 pm Event|
|Cost||$25 prepaid for members|
|– 3 days prior to the event|
|– Drawing is an additional $5 for 6 tickets|
|– Additional $10 for walk-in members, member sales on day of event, and non-members|
|Registration||Register online, by email, or fill out the registration form|
The TCT meets September through June on the second Monday of every month for networking, lunch and dynamic speakers on important issues to the transportation industry. Members, their guests and others are invited.