Hatch welcomes Michael Houen as director of smart port strategy.
In this new role, Michael will focus on utilizing Hatch’s global engineering capabilities to bring safe, innovative, and sustainable solutions to the challenges of digitization and automation in ports. His deep industry insights create exciting opportunities to leverage technologies and best practices to help our clients achieve their objectives faster, including solutions for power resiliency and reliability, digital strategies, functional safety, risk management, organizational design, and integrated operations.
“Michael Houen’s operational insight and industry-wide reputation adds a strategic advantage to Hatch’s growing reputation as a leader of innovative solutions for the digital transformation underway in the container terminal industry. We are excited to welcome him to the team helping our clients create unprecedented outcomes,” said Damon Jericho, global director, Ports & Terminals.
Michael joins Hatch after having spent nearly twenty years at Patrick Terminals, where his vision and leadership were instrumental to the successful pioneering of terminal automation with automated straddle carriers. He stewarded an innovative and differentiated automation solution which has delivered enviable safety and operational effectiveness results. His expertise provides a unique insight into the technical and organizational challenges of building and operating automated facilities and the need to craft solutions that deliver the key objective of “adapting to thrive” in a rapidly changing industry that is being driven forward by the digital revolution.