Van Lines Partner
John Otten is Vice President of Business Development for Legacy Transportation Services based in San Jose, California. Legacy is a diversified company with specialization in logistics, high-value product/trade show/fine art transportation, custom crating, rigging/Installation services, exhibit design and fabrication, and mobile exhibit production and tour event services. John’s expertise encompasses supply chain, business and transportation management.
Previous to joining Legacy, John was VP Sales & Marketing for Allied Van Lines Special Products Division. He was responsible for strategic planning, development of customized client solutions, and business development. John was Sonja’s supervisor and mentor for several years while they both served with Allied Van Lines. Over the span of their 20 year business relationship, the two of them have covered the entire relocation process of Household , special products and tradeshow moves.
During his career, John has been active with the Exhibit Designers & Producers Association serving as Convention Chair, Treasurer, VP Industry and Association Programs and as the association President in 2006. An alumnus of the University of South Carolina, John holds a bachelor degree in Public Administration and Political Science. He also attended Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Executive Education Program for Supply Chain Management and Keller Graduate School of Management for Marketing.
John resides in Hinsdale, Illinois with his wife, Kelli and their two sons, William and Jack.