Ardmore Appoints Dr. Tikka to Board of Directors
Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE: ASC) (“Ardmore”) has announced the appointment of Dr. Kirsi Tikka to the company’s Board of Directors.Dr. Tikka has over 30 years of shipping experience having recently retired from the American Bureau of Shipping (“ABS”) in July 2019. She joined ABS in 2001 and held various specialist and leadership positions within ABS including as ABS Executive Vice President Global Marine, Europe Division President, and as Vice President and Chief Engineer, Global. Her most recent ABS role was as Executive Vice President, Senior Maritime
C-Job Naval Architects Appoints Gitte, Verweij
named Vice President Sales. Together they will be the executive management team that will run the company’s new branch office in Houston, Texas.Gitte is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and previously served as Senior Principal Engineer in the Advisory Services Group at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Mario is a graduate from the United States Coast Guard Academy who prior to joining ABS worked at a shipyard in south Louisiana. In his new role, Mario will lead on current and future projects in the United States.Verweij comes from Scandia Gear, where he served as Vice President
Women in Maritime: New UK Taskforce Established
Paull, Aquatec Karen Waltham, HR Network Iain Mackinnon, MSA Ruth Hodgson, Mersey Maritime Anne-Marie Mountifield, Solent LEP Sarah West, ABP Andrew Moffatt, Port of Tyne Nicky Goldsbrough, Shoreham Port Justine Brown, DP World Europe Kirsi Tikka, American Bureau of Shipping Julie Lithgow, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Nicola d’Hubert,Lloyds Register Bridget Hogan, Nautical Institute Debbie Cavaldoro, Nautilus Kathy Stanzel, Intertanko Paula Porter, Carnival UK Guy Platten/Holly Birkett, UK Chamber of Shipping
Flores Named VP at NETSCo
. Flores holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering with a specialization in Naval Architecture. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Florida. Flores is a member of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and serves as a member of the American Bureau of Shipping Americas, Technical Committee. McIntyre comes to NETSCo after 26 years of experience in the design, installation, functional testing and inspection of marine machinery installations to ensure that each vessel is capable of carrying out its intended service. Her responsibilities
DiCianna Joins Choice Ballast Solutions
the upcoming 2018 Vessel General Permit revisions. Prior to joining Choice Ballast Solutions, DiCianna was an Environmental Consultant and has provided services to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Military Sealift Command. She was the Senior Principal Environmental Engineer to the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) responsible for assessing performance and failures of Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS), reviewing BWMS designs to ensure compliance with applicable environmental standards and regulations, and developing waste management solutions. DiCianna has Master of Science in Chemical
Noonan Named CMA's 2017 'Commodore'
chemical tanker owner Stolt-Nielsen and ship brokerage firm Sound Tanker Chartering (now SPI Marine). He also served as Vice President of Clipper Group’s Copenhagen Tankers and subsequently President of Clipper Tankers USA, a position he held until he joined Chembulk. He is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and of the North American Committees of DNV GL and ClassNK. With the exception of his years at sea, his entire maritime career has been spent in Connecticut, throughout which he has been a member of the CMA
MarineCFO Names Vieira VP of Sales
Rogerio Vieira has joined MarineCFO as vice president of sales to lead all sales activities domestically and internationally, and continue to build on MarineCFO’s recent successes in providing a safety and compliance product (Vessel 365). Vieira comes with a wealth of experience in the marine transportation industry and has over 15 years of experience with the American Bureau of Shipping, most of which was in the Nautical Systems NS5 software division.
New Addition to The Shearer Group Team
and marine engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has a wide range of knowledge of marine engineering specialties including ship stability, damage analysis, systems integration, ship survivability, and firefighting systems. Previously, Harrison has worked for the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) in their ship engineering department analyzing stability calculations for engineering firms, shipyards, and vessel owners. Prior to ABS, Harrison worked at ICI Services Corporation as an associate naval architect working on systems design and integration for various marine
Liberian Registry Appoints Investigations VP
and Compliance and Chairman of the Fleet Health, Environmental, Safety and Security Committee. His previous experience includes 12 years as a vessel inspector and investigator with the State of Washington Department of Ecology Spills Prevention Program and over two years as a marine surveyor for American Bureau of Shipping in Los Angeles. Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the U.S.-based manager of the Liberian Registry, says, “Dodge has almost 30 years’ experience of working in the shipping industry in both the public and private
Bristol Harbor Group Announces Two New Hires
marine engineer. Gilfus graduated this past spring from Webb Institute with a Bachelor’s of Science in naval architecture and marine engineering. During his time at Webb, Gilfus interned at four different companies including Carnival Cruise Lines and General Dynamics NASSCO. He was given the American Bureau of Shipping Stevenson Taylor Award for best thesis. Zach passed the fundamentals of engineering exam in the spring of 2015 and was recently approved as a New York State Engineer in Training. Stutzman joined BHGI as a mechanical engineer in June. She graduated on the dean’s list
Duluth Port Authority Shuffles Management
before leaving to work as a consultant in naval architecture and marine engineering. A licensed professional engineer in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, he is a member of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers and Minnesota Sea Grant’s Advisory Committee. He also is a past member of the American Bureau of Shipping Great Lakes Technical Committee, past chair of the Harbor Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC), past member of the Lake Carriers' Association Fleet Engineers Committee and served on the advisory board of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve. A native of Erie, Penn
SUNY Maritime College Names ABS Chairs
of New York (SUNY) Maritime College has selected Dr. Richard Burke and Dr. Christopher Clott as its inaugural ABS chairs following a comprehensive search that drew an expansive range of applicants, the college announced today. Made possible through the financial support of ABS (formerly the American Bureau of Shipping), which provided an endowment of $3 million dollars, the positions aim to allow SUNY Maritime to remain “first and foremost” in the maritime education and training field. “The search committee was impressed by the depth and breadth of the applicant pool
Grove Named ABS Group President, CEO
ABS Group of Companies, Inc. announced the appointment of Todd Grove as its new President and CEO. Grove most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for ABS Group's parent company, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). He has served more than 30 years at ABS, in various senior technical and operational management roles across the world. Grove holds a bachelor's degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan, an MBA from the University of Houston and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management
Werner Named Academic Dean of Webb Institute
Webb Institute announced that Matthew R. Werner has been named Webb Institute’s next Academic Dean. Professor Werner, the American Bureau of Shipping Chair of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, will begin his term on July 1, 2015. Professor Werner is an accomplished educator with extensive leadership and administrative experience. Professor Werner began his career in the ship design, construction, and operations fields and joined the Webb faculty in 2002. In 2010, he was designated Webb’s first American Bureau of Shipping Chair in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
USMRC to Continue LNG Bunkering PIC Course
by Wärtsilä for this purpose. In addition to Harvey Gulf personnel who attended the inaugural LNG Bunkering PIC course, the session also was audited by USCG marine inspectors and representatives from the USCG’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise and the American Bureau of Shipping. USMRC also is in the process of developing other maritime training and education programs for the industry on subjects relating to the emerging use of low flash point fuels as marine fuel. usmrc.org
Direct Search Asia Launches in Singapore
within the shipping and maritime sector in Asia,” he continued. To launch Direct Search Asia, the team hosted an exclusive launch party at Orgo @ The Esplanade on Thursday 30th October. Over 100 executives from Singapore's maritime and offshore industry attended the event. Companies such as American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, BW Gas, Pacific Radiance, V.Ships, GAC, DDW-PaxOcean, Bibby Ship Management, Thome Ship Management, EMS Energy, Jebsen & Jessen Offshore, Willis and many others had representatives for attendance.
Direct Search Asia Launched in Singapore
influence within the shipping and maritime sector in Asia,” he continued. To launch Direct Search Asia, the team hosted a launch party at Orgo at The Esplanade on Thursday, October 30, attended by more than 100 executives from Singapore's maritime and offshore industry. Companies such as American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, BW Gas, Pacific Radiance, V.Ships, GAC, DDW-PaxOcean, Bibby Ship Management, Thome Ship Management, EMS Energy, Jebsen & Jessen Offshore, Willis and many others had representatives for attendance.