John Wood

President and Principal Owner of The Ocean Corporation

John Wood, the esteemed President and Principal Owner of The Ocean Corporation, has been a pivotal figure in the institution since 1989. With a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Houston and advanced training from Rice University’s Management Program, John has dedicated over three decades to steering The Ocean Corporation towards excellence in vocational education. John’s deep commitment to the educational sector is evidenced not only by his active participation in numerous management seminars and workshops but also by his recognition in 2019 with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Career Colleges and Schools of Texas (CCST).

Throughout his distinguished tenure, John has served as a past board member and twice as chair of the Career Colleges and Schools of Texas (CCST) and the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation’s Lender/School Advisory Board (TGSLC). His affiliations extend to being a member of the Texas Association of Business and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) American Annex and America’s Deepwater Committees, showcasing his dedication to maintaining industry relevance and advocating for high standards in diving education. John has left a lasting impact on the field of commercial diving, including his significant contributions as the president of the Association of Commercial Diving Educators (ACDE).

John’s leadership philosophy is deeply aligned with The Ocean Corporation’s mission to provide exemplary education and training that empowers students for success in their careers. This philosophy not only shapes the institution’s values but is also a personal creed that John lives by. His commitment to excellence in education and community contribution is mirrored in his personal life, where he enjoys spending time with his family, including three granddaughters. Under John’s guidance, The Ocean Corporation continues to uphold its reputation as a leader in commercial diving and nondestructive testing education, committed to the growth and success of every student.