• April 24-26, 2024 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Stephen Spoljaric


Corporate Manager, Global Logistics

Stephen Spoljaric is the Corporate Manager of Global Logistics for Bechtel. In this role, he focuses on a collaborative, integrated, Engineered Logistics™ approach to increase predictability of deliveries and improve safety and sustainability in logistics. For more than a decade at Bechtel, Spoljaric’s leadership and forward-thinking ideas have focused on risk mitigation in consideration of cost and schedule. He has built positive customer relationships through engagement in problem-solving with the promotion of technology in the Supply Chain.

In 2022, he was appointed by the US Secretary of Transportation to serve on the Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). He is currently Chairman of the US Exporters Competitive Maritime Council (ECMC), a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Houston Supply Chain Logistics College of Technology and is a member of the Specialized Carrier & Rigging Association. He is an advisor to Breakbulk Magazine and the Journal of Commerce. Previously, he served on the Executive Board for the Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI), the Advisory Board for Penn State University (Beaver) and was a participant on the Scholarship Committee for the Pittsburgh Traffic Club. Spoljaric also serves in a leadership role for the Procurement Executives Group (PEG) on their Sustainability / Carbon Emissions working group.

Spoljaric has a Bechtel Certification in Logistics and has a Six Sigma Champion Certification. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Fordham University and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Clemson University. Spoljaric was selected as a Bechtel Distinguished Technical Specialist (BDTS), the first for Logistics in the company’s more than 125-year history. He currently resides in The Woodlands, Texas with his wife and four children.

Sessions With Stephen Spoljaric

Friday, 21 April

  • 11:45am - 12:15pm (CST) / 21/apr/2023 04:45 pm - 21/apr/2023 05:15 pm

    The Blue Sky Maritime Coalition's Role in Maritime Sustainability

    The goals of the nonprofit Blue Sky Maritime Coalition include creating actionable plans, accurate measurement methods, and realistic timelines that will accelerate the transition of North American waterborne transport toward net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, according to coalition CEO David Cummins. Prior to joining Blue Sky in 2021, Cummins spent almost 36 years with Shell Oil, first as a chemical engineer, then in various commercial and strategic management roles that he describes as “getting into people’s heads and solving impossible problems” — excellent preparation for the mission he’s now undertaken. As head of Bechtel Global Logistics, Stephen Spoljaric is under steadily increasing responsibility to decarbonize the global EPC’s entire transport and logistics supply chain. Bechtel is collaborating with its partners providing logistics services and with its customers to achieve net-zero emissions together. In this discussion, Spoljaric will draw out Cummins on the needs, challenges, and opportunities that the transportation and logistics industry must address on the way to achieving net- zero emissions by 2030.