Michael Ruediger is project director for the Americas at the energy and resource freight forwarder and project logistics company Pentagon Freight Services. He has more than 28 years of experience in the transportation industry. Over the course of his career, Ruediger has held senior positions at companies active in vessel chartering, freight forwarding, oilfield services, and heavy-haul and rigging. He received his education through an apprenticeship program in Hamburg, Germany, and holds a Certificate in Chartering from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy in London. Ruediger is a member of the International Transportation Manager’s Association (ITMA) and volunteers as a speaker and mentor through the Port Houston Partners in Maritime Education program.