Michael has just joined Hapag-Lloyd in April 2023, from stints Yusen Logistics, Seko Logistics,
CakeBoxx Technologies, and Microsoft, where he was Director of Global Logistics Asia, domiciled in
Prior to above, Michael had various C level roles with companies like Ports America, Southern
Towing Corporation, Kontane Logistics, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, Ceske Pristavy (Czech
Ports), and he spent 17 years with the A. P. Moller Maersk Group.
In 2002, Michael’s efforts led to the Maersk’s quantum growth in Central Europe, and he was named
to Fast Company magazine’s debut list of “Fast 50: Global Innovators Whose Achievements Helped
Change Their Company or Society.”
Michael published his first book, “Logical Logistics – A Common Sense Primer for your Supply
Chain” in January 2011. In 2013, he was named Port Executive of the Year by Global Supply Chain
Management Leaders and in 2022, he was named one of the Top 50 Global Thought Leaders in
Supply Chain ang Logistics by Thinkers360.
He earned a BSBA in Organizational Design and Development from West Virginia University’s John
Chambers School of Business and Economics and attended the Executive Graduate Education
Program at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Michael is a founding member, and currently sits on the board of the Almost Heaven Scholarship
Fund and is also an 19-year board member of West Virginia University's John Chambers School of
Business and Economics.
Michael was formerly on the South Carolina Make a Wish Board and served four years on the Board
of Governors of West Liberty University.
In his spare time, Michael continues to write, he collects signed, first edition books, and enjoys
curating his family’s trove of impressionist, abstract, offset etching, and lithographic art.
Episode | October 4th, 2023 | 56 mins 12 secs
supply chains, technology
Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Michael Stolarczyk about the complex ways in which physical goods go around the world, and behind-the-scenes strategies at play.