Admiral Kramek Named President-Elect of SNAME

Tuesday, November 08, 2005
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) named Robert E. Kramek president elect of the organization at its recent Annual Maritime Technology Conference & Expo in Houston, Texas. Kramek, President and Chief Operating Officer of ABS will commence his term January 1, 2007, succeeding current SNAME President Dr. Roger H. Compton. Admiral Kramek is a former Commandant of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) from which he retired as a Four Star Admiral. Admiral Robert E. Kramek graduated with honors from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Academy with a B.S. in engineering in 1961 and attended postgraduate schools at the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Alaska. He has received Master of Science Degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management. He is a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), a member of the U.S. Navy League, and a life member of the Reserve Officers Association. Along with these memberships he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Webb Institute and the Board of Advisors for the University of Michigan’s School of Engineering among many other professional commitments. Kramek also attended the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, graduating with Highest Distinction. He completed the “Capstone” Program at the National Defense University’s Institute of Higher Defense Studies. He has been honored as a Distinguished Alumnus at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U. S. Naval War College, and the University of Michigan. Mr. Kramek is a recipient of the Reserve Officers Association Minuteman Hall of Fame award, the NAACP Meritorious Service Award, and an Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Kramek is a naval architect and marine engineer. He is a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), a member of the U.S. Navy League, and a life member of the Reserve Officers Association. Along with these memberships he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Webb Institute, the Board of Advisors for the University of Michigan’s School of Engineering, the Board of Visitors of the Joint Military Intelligence College, the Houston Texas Council of the United Services Organization (USO), the Advisory Board of the Navy League, and is a director of the Coast Guard Foundation and is a companion of the Naval Order. Kramek has received military awards, including Distinguished Service medals from the Department of Defense, Transportation and the United States Coast Guard. He is also a recipient of the American Pilots Association Navigation Safety Award, the Seamen’s Church Institute Distinguished Service Award, the U.S. Navy League Distinguished Service Award, the Society of the Naval Order Sea Service Award and was recently inducted into the United Nations Maritime Hall of Fame.

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