Industry Leaders Elected To ABS Membership

Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Twenty-four prominent shipping industry executives have been elected as new Members of ABS bringing the classification society's worldwide membership to 817.

The members, each eminent in their maritime field of endeavor, provide broad governance and oversight of ABS. Members are drawn from various sectors of the marine, offshore and related industries worldwide.

The new members are: Timothy J. Casey, President & CEO, K-Sea Transportation, Staten Island, NY;

Steven Collar, Vice President, Marine Transport Corp., Weehawken, NJ;

Pasquale Della Gatta, Technical Director, Deiulemar Compagnia di Navigazione SpA, Torre Del Greco, Italy;

Lawrence R. Dickerson, President & COO, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Houston,TX;

James J. Dowling, Chairman, K-Sea Transportation, Staten Island, NY;

Alberto Gavarone, Managing Director, V-Ships Switzerland SA, Geneva,Switzerland;

John R. Hennon, President, Polar Tankers, Inc., Long Beach, CA;

Jose Hidalgo, Managing Director, Petroleos de Venezuela, SA, Caracas,Venezuela;

Soon-Ick Hong, Vice President, Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co.,Ltd., Youngdo-Ku, Korea;

Cheol-Soon Jang, President & CEO, Hyundai Merchant Marine Company, Seoul,Korea;

Maria Amelia Lolli Ghetti, Managing Director, Scorpio Ship Management SAM,Monte Carlo, Monaco; Michael McKenna, Vice President, American Hull Insurance Syndicate, New York, NY;

Anil Mathur, President & CEO, Alaska Tanker Company, LLC, Beaverton, OR;

RADM. Robert C. North (USCG) Ret., President, North Star Maritime Inc.,Queenstown, MD;

Sergio Polito, General Manager - Technical Services, Saipem SpA, Milan, Italy;

Vittorio Portunato, Managing Director, Portunato & C.S.R.L. Servizi Armatoriali, Genoa, Italy;

John F. Reinhart, CEO, Maersk Line. Ltd., Norfolk, VA;

Stefano Rosina, Director, Premuda SpA, Genoa, Italy;

Ugo Salerno, Managing Director, Coeclerici Armatori SpA, Genoa, Italy;

Giancarlo Sciandra, Managing Director, Overseas Maritime Carriers SA, Lausanne, Switzerland;

William J. Sember, Vice President, ABS, Houston, TX;

Shuichi Tadokoro, Managing Director & President, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., (Shipbuilding Division), Tokyo, Japan;

H. W. Thurber, III, President & CEO, Strachan Shipping Agency, Mobile, AL;

Norio Tsutsumi, Director, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

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