Meet our team of 2019 Lloyd's List Americas Future Fuels Forum speakers
Giorgos Plevrakis, Business Development Manager
Giorgos Plevrakis is Business Development Manager at ABS, the classification, technical services, and lifecycle management company. He focuses specifically on helping the marine and offshore industries apply new and alternative sources of fuel. Giorgios is based in Athens, Greece. Prior to joining ABS, he worked in a number of roles spanning power generation manufacturing to classification services. Previous roles include serving as Business Development Manager for RINA and Head of Power Plants and Turbomachinery and Marine New Buildings Manager for MAN Diesel & Turbo covering Greece, Cyprus and the Balkan Region. Giorgios holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an MBA from the Athens University of Economics and Business.
John Hatley, VP Marine Solutions and Director Market Shaping
Wartsila North America
John Hatley is Americas VP Marine Solutions and Director Market Shaping for Wartsila North America. He has over 30 years of combined marine experience spanning business development, sales, project management of domestic and overseas vessel construction, owner's representation, advisor pension fund shipping investment, ship operations, and vessel design. John’s expertise resides in market development shaping activities for gas initiatives (LNG, LEG, LPG, Methane) plus hybrids with focus on financial business case metrics for decision making and environmental currency. Prior to joining Wartsila he held positions with General Electric, Marine Industries NW, Pension Fund Investment First American Bulk Carriers, US Lines, Trinidad Tankers, and John J. McMullen Naval Architects. He is a licensed Chief Engineer for Steam, Diesel, and Gas Turbines.
Joe Walsh, Partner
Collier Walsh Nakazawa
Joe Walsh is a Partner in law firm Collier Walsh Nakazawa LLP. His practice serves maritime, energy and environmental interests. He is best known for his exceptional experience in pollution matters, crisis response, casualty investigations and resulting litigation. Joe is currently providing regulatory advice and defending claims arising from California’s vessel emissions regulations. Joe is a 1983 Honors graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy. He graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1989. Joe retired from the U.S. Navy in 2009 at the rank of Captain following 26 years of active at sea and reserve tours.
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