As an integral part of the WFS Marine Technical group, John is focussed on delivering added value to WFS customers, where he is involved in continuous training for both internal and external customers on general fuel properties, emission control regulations and quality/quantity disputes.
John has been an active Member of ISO 8217 Work Group, Heavy Fuels and a member of CIMAC (engine manufacturers association) Heavy Fuel Oil Work group, since 2008.
A past Board Member of International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) (2007 to 2014), John has also been a long serving committee member at the annual International Bunker Conference (IBC), in Scandinavia, helping to conceptualise the yearly conference for the bunker industry.
Before joining WFS, John held many different positions at DNV Petroleum Services, where his career spanned over 2 decades. Covering a whole host of responsibilities, from lecturing at DNVPS’ Fuel Management courses to project manager to development follow up of DNVPS’ statistical benchmarking tool, Fuel Insight. He was responsible for development, and implementation, of Data Analytics and helped their customers reduce their consumption and emissions through in-house Fuel Management projects, as Business Development Manager.
John was joint Chair of ISO 8217 WG, Heavy Fuels, H2S Sub-group project in 2012, Chairman of IBC 32 in 2011 and he was the Project Manager for Norwegian Ship owners Association Low Sulphur Fuel Forum Work Process 1, focusing on general quality of low sulphur fuels – culminating in the “MARULS Report”.
John was previously a Bunker Quantity Survey Controller, responsible for DNVPS BQS ports in Scandinavia, Spain and Gibraltar and a Customer Service Manager, where he was responsible for the daily contact/service of Scandinavian customers, including Maersk, Frontline, Odfjell, Star Shipping, KG Jebsen, Høegh and Klaveness.
John started his DNVPS career in laboratory testing, before moving to Technical Advisors of off-specification and technically challenging deliveries in the early 90’s.