Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
John Lauer is Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Matson. Lauer’s responsibilities include sales, marketing, customer service, pricing, government services, and the China office network within the ocean transportation division of Matson. Lauer has more than 35 years of experience in the maritime industry. He joined Matson in 2007 as director, transpacific services, and had a leadership role establishing Matson as the premier service-oriented carrier in the Pacific. Lauer was promoted to vice president, transpacific services, in 2012. Lauer previously worked for APL for 19 years in positions of increasing responsibility in Chicago, Houston, Denver, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and New Jersey. Some of his key roles included vice president, eastern region; managing director, western region sales; and director of sales, Hong Kong/S PRC. Lauer has a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.