ABS Elects New Council

(Press Release)
Friday, April 27, 2012

At the 150th Annual Meeting of the Members of ABS, three industry leaders were elected to the ABS Council. Following the Annual Meeting, the ABS Council met and elected industry leaders to both its Marine and Offshore Technical Committees. Individuals serving on the ABS Council and the Technical Committees help guide the class society in fulfilling its mission of promoting the security of life, property and the natural environment.
“Classification represents the concept of self-regulation for the marine and offshore industry,” said ABS President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. “Members of ABS support the organization in developing appropriate solutions to address the challenges faced by industry in both operations and regulatory compliance. A robust and involved membership is paramount to the fulfillment of our mission.”
In celebration of ABS’ 150th Anniversary, the Annual Meeting was held in the same building in which ABS was established exactly 150 years ago. In 1862, key leaders of America’s maritime industry gathered at the Merchant Exchange Building (55-57 Wall Street, New York City) and founded the American Shipmasters’ Association – the predecessor of ABS.
At the Annual Meeting the following members were elected to a three-year term on the ABS Council:


•Datuk Nasarudin bin Md Idris, MISC Berhad
•Renee Klimczak, BG North America, LLC
•David W. Williams, Noble Drilling Services Inc

Following the Annual Meeting, the ABS Council made the following elections:

        For a three-year term as a member of the ABS Marine Technical Committee:

•Hitoshi Fujita, Imabari Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Marugame-shi, Kagawa
For a three-year term as members of the ABS Offshore Technical Committee:

•William Bennett, Bennett & Associates, LLC
•YoungHwan Chung, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
•Michael Dowdy, Rowan Companies, Inc.
•G. Ross Frazer, ATP Oil & Gas Corporation
•Lars Gunnar Vogt, BW Offshore AS
•Edward Horton, Horton Wison Deepwater
•Bang-Eon Jeong, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
•Scott Marks, Noble Drilling Services Inc.
•Captain John Nadeau, United States Coast Guard
•Eric H. Namtvedt, FloaTEC
•Dr. Malcolm Sharples, Offshore: Risk & Technology
•Peter Stalberg, GVA Consultants AB

For a two-year term as members of the ABS Offshore Technical Committee:

•Stan Bond, Hess Corporation (E&P)
•Mark Burns, Ensco International Incorporated
•David Cusiter, Ocean Rig Asa
•Paul Erb, BP America Inc.
•Lars Felix, Bassoe Technology
•Tomazo Garzia Neto, PROJEMAR Estudos e Projetos De Engenharia
•Gary Mitchell, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
•Hans Mommaas, GustoMSC Inc.
•Peter Noble, ConocoPhillips Company
•Stein Rasmussen, SBM Offshore/SBM Atlantia
•Richard Shirley, McDermott International
•N. Pharr Smith, Independent Contractor
•Mark Waltz, Transocean
•Youn-Sang Won, Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

For a one-year term as members of the ABS Offshore Technical Committee:

•Ing. Massimo Antonelli, SAIPEM S.p.A.
•Christopher Barras, Shell
•J. Keith Elliott, Noble Energy, Inc.
•Joe Gebara, Technip
•Paul Geiger, Jr., Friede & Goldman, Ltd.
•Gregers Kudsk, Maersk Drilling
•Jong Bong Park, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
•Cristina Pinho, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras
•John Rynd, Hercules Offshore Inc.
•Barry Smith, Atwood Oceanics, Inc.
•John Vecchio, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.
•Dr. Maria Ximenes, Chevron Shipping
       
For a five-year term as ABS Members:

•H.E. Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al-Khalifa, Chairman, Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Co. (ASRY)
•Stan L. Bond, Vice President, Developments-Offshore Americas and West Africa, Hess Corporation
•Arthur Bowring, Managing Director, The Hong Kong Shipowners Association Ltd.
•Karl-Wiegand Braun, MSc., Managing Director, Pronav Ship Management GmbH & Co.
•Joachim (Jack) Buono, President & CEO, SeaRiver Maritime, Inc.
•Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter, USN (Ret.), President, SUNY Maritime College
•Guiseppe Caselli, COO, Business Drilling Unit, Saipem S.p.A., Milan
•SK Chan, General Manager, Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group Co., Ltd.
•Douglas F.C. Chang, President, Sincere Navigation Corp.
•Ray–Chung Chang, Vice President, CPC Corporation
•Chen Guo Rong, President, Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
•Chen Kai Guo, Executive Vice President, Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Chen Li Ping, Vice Chairman of the Board, CSSC Guangzhou Longxue Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
•Dr. Peter J.S. Cheng, Managing Director, Peter Cheng Naval Architect & Marine Consultant Ltd.
•Peter J. Cowling, Director, Wallem (UK) Ltd.
•Fan Kuo-Wan, Vice President, Formosa Plastics Marine Corp.
•M. Adthisaya Ganesen, Senior General Manager, MISC BERHAD
•Jeffrey A. Gorski, Senior Vice President-Operations, Tidewater Inc.
•R.Y. Guer, President, Kuang Ming Shipping Corp.
•Guo Cheng Xin, Vice President, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (DSIC)
•Han Cheng-Ming, President, Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd.
•Hsieh Chih-Chien (Bronson), Vice Group Chairman, Evergreen Group
•David Hsu, Chairman, First Steamship Company, Ltd.
•Jenn-Hwu Hsu, Director-Department of Fuels, Taiwan Power Company
•Huang Shao-Jie, Director and President, Hong Kong Ming Wah Shipping Co., Ltd.
•Ming Hui, Chairman & President, Shanghai Shipyard Co., Ltd.
•Jin Xin, Chairman, Jiangsu Eastern Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
•Muh-Huar Jou, President, Chinese Maritime Transport, Ltd.
•Alexandros C. Kedros, Southern Star Shipping & Finance Co. Ltd.
•Captain Khoo Chin Yew, Managing Director, Orkim Sdn Bhd
•Stamatis Klimis, Director, Kyklades Maritime Corporation
•Eric Koo, Director, Valles Steamship Co., Ltd.
•Stathes Kulukundis, Director, R & K Consulting Ltd.
•Lau Soo Moi, Director-Marine Division, Sealink International BHD
•Leong Seng Keat, Executive Director, Nam Cheong Ltd.
•Li Tian Bao, Chairman, Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.
•Li Yu Ping, Vice Managing Director, Dalian Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco Dalian)
•David Manalo Lim, Managing Director, Exmar Offshore Company
•Liu Hai-Jin, Board Director/Chief Executive Officer, New Century Shipbulding (Group) Ltd.
•Liu Zheng, President and Chairman of the Board, Dalian Shipyard Group Co., Ltd. & Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd.
•David Luan, Executive Director, Vice President, China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings Limited
•Michael F. Lykiardopulo, Lykiardopulo & Co. Ltd.
•Evert Maandag, Managing Director, Vroon Offshore Services Ltd.
•Stefano Messina, General Manager, Ignazio Messina & C. S.p.A.
•C.J. (Han) Mommaas, President, GustoMSC B.V.
•Patrik Mossberg, Chief Operating Officer, Marinvest
•Richard A. Mueller, President/CEO, Northeast Technical Services Co., Inc. (Netsco)
•Ni Tao, General Manager, COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard Co., Ltd.
•Ning Pao-Kun, Deputy Managing Director, COSCO (H.K.) Shipping Co., Ltd.
•Lawrence A. Noto, Head of LNG Commercial, Poten & Partners (UK) Ltd.
•John E. Odegaard, Executive Director, Naval War College Foundation
•Tatiana Petalas, Owner, Carras (Hellas) S.A.
•Pham Tien Dung, President & CEO, Petrovietnam Drilling & Well Services Corp.
•Phan Tu Giang, Managing Director, Petrovietnam Marine Shipyard
•Sergey G. Popravko, Senior Executive Vice President, JSC Sovcomflot
•Philip Radziwill, Vice Chairman, GasLog Ltd.



•Captain Rajalingam a/l Subramaniam, Vice President, Fleet Management Services, MISC BERHAD
•Kishore S. Rajvanshy, Managing Director, Fleet Management Ltd.
•Pradeep Ranjan, Chief Operating Officer, Univan Ship Management Ltd.
•Tom Roberts, Partner, Compass Maritime Services, LLC
•Mark J. Rohn, President, Grand River Navigation Company
•Rob Saltiel, President and CEO, Atwood Oceanics, Inc.
•Sang Man-Lin, Executive Vice President, Simosa Shipping Co. Ltd
•Gian Cristoforo Savasta, Chairman, Italbulk S.r.l.
•Ronald Schukking, Managing Director, Jack-up Barge B.V.,
•Shen Chi Jin, Deputy General Manager, Zhejiang Ocean Shipping Co., Ltd.
•Sidqi Ahmad Saidi, Managing Director, Syarikat Borcos Shipping Sdn Bhd
•Anne Skov Strüver, Head of Division, Danish Maritime Authority
•Christopher C. Smith, Sr. Vice President, XL Insurance America, Inc.
•Captain David Stockley, Chief Operation Officer, Oman Ship Management Company S.A.O.C.
•Captain Christian Suhr, Managing Director, Ahrenkiel Shipmanagement GmbH & Co.
•Sun Bo, Chairman, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (DSIC)
•Dr. Sun Jiakang, Vice President, COSCO Group
•Paul T. P. Tang, Chairman, CSBC Corporation
•Mike Thompson, Marine Underwriter, Montpeleir Syndicate 5151
•Ronald W. Tursi, President, Roymar Ship Management, Inc.
•Paul E. van Es, Owner, Self Elevating Platforms N.V.
•Wang Cui-Jun, General Manager, China Merchants Industry Holdings Co. Ltd.
•Heng-Yuen Wang, Supervisor General, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd.
•Wang Jian Sheng, General Manager (YangZiJiang Group), JiangSu New YangZi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
•Dr. Wang Qi, President, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
•Yong Wang, President, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd.
•Jian-Ping Xu, Deputy General Manager, China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited – CLNG Shanghai
•Xu Xiu-Long, Vice General Manger of Technical Center, COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd.
•Yang Ying-Hwang, President, Formosa Plastics Marine Corp.
•Quentin K.T. Yao, Chairman, Global Energy Maritime Co. Ltd.
•Ye Jian Tao, President, YangFan Group Co., Ltd.
•Yu Bao Shan, Chairman of the Board, CSSC Guangzhou Longxue Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
•Yuan Kai-Fei, President, New Century Shipbuilding (Group) Ltd.
•Zhang Ge, President, Jinhai Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.
•Zhang Hai-sen, Board Chairman and General Manager, Zhenjiang CME Co., Ltd.
•Zhang Huan-Zhong, General Manger, Tsuji Heavy Industries (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.
•Zhang Tao, Vice President, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (DSIC)
•Zhu Gui Ming, Managing Director, China Merchants Industry Holdings Co. Ltd.

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