ABS Forms Asset Performance Management Group

MarineLink.com
Monday, October 21, 2013
ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki

ABS, a provider of global maritime classification services, announced the formation of the Asset Performance Management Group (APMG). The new organization integrates several existing services into a single team focused on complete life cycle performance services that complement traditional classification services.

"The future of classification requires ABS to work with our members and clients in a more collaborative, more efficient and less intrusive way," said ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. "To effectively meet the needs of the marine and offshore industries, we are continually seeking ways to better integrate our traditional classification services with innovative concepts, tools and practices."

The new APMG will bring together:

•ABS Operational and Environmental Performance - Responsible for assisting clients with operational performance, energy efficiency and environmental performance
ABS Nautical Systems Product Line - Provider of asset management solutions for the marine and offshore industries through the NS5 Enterprise software suite
•Asset Integrity Management - Assists clients in developing life cycle management programs that address reliability, technical integrity and safety

ABS said the realignment will improve life cycle services in the areas of asset performance and management, and this shift also will drive the development of new class and asset integrity management capabilities and maintain the high standards expected from the ABS Nautical Systems Product Line. Nautical Systems is a vital component of the integrated class service offering of the new APMG.

"Nautical Systems has been and will continue to be a key differentiator for ABS in both the marine and offshore sectors," said Wiernicki. "No other classification society has the ability to bring together such a wide breadth of services to compliment traditional class needs."

Howard Fireman will lead the team as Senior Vice President, Asset Performance Management and will serve as President, Nautical Systems Product Line. He has been leading ABS efforts to expand services in the areas of vessel performance, energy efficiency and environmental compliance. Fireman joined ABS in February 2013 after a distinguished 35 year career with the US Navy including the role as Chief Naval Architect.

Stephen Schwarz will be joining ABS as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Nautical Systems Product Line. Schwarz is a results-oriented leader who has delivered global IT solutions. He comes to ABS from SunGard, a leading software and technology service company, where he served as Head of Product Management, Global Customer Service and IT Operations.

Director of Asset Integrity Management Chris Serratella also will be part of the new team.

"With the strength of the APMG team members, the addition of Stephen's commercial IT experience and the strong marine background Howard brings to the table, ABS will be able to deliver tremendous value to the marine and offshore industries," Wiernicki said. "We are a mission-driven organization that remains focused on always improving the quality of the services and products we deliver to our members and clients."

eagle.org
 

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

Damen Responds to Evolving Fishing Practices

Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam meets fishing sector’s growing needs by performing electric pulse fishing conversions   As European fishing policies evolve, so fishing techniques advance.

Maaskant Shipyards Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certificate

Maaskant Shipyards (Stellendam), part of Damen Shipyards Group, has received certification from Bureau Veritas for aligning its quality and management systems with

Duffy Named President of Carnival Cruise Line

Christine Duffy has been named president of Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Corporation & plc. announced today.   Duffy, currently president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA),

Software Solutions

Breakthrough Capability Keeps Subs, Ships Safe

Interactive software that can dramatically cut the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions is crossing over to the surface fleet and is being installed

Lloyd's Register Foundation Funds Big Data Study

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation today launched its Foresight review of big data and announced a conditional grant offer of £10 million to support research by

Carnival Retrofits Fleet with VDR Systems

L-3 SAM Electronics has retrofitted Carnival Cruise Lines’ fleet of 24 ships with its Voyage Data Recorder (VDR 4350) system. L-3 SAM Electronics’ VDR 4350 system

Classification Societies

Maaskant Shipyards Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certificate

Maaskant Shipyards (Stellendam), part of Damen Shipyards Group, has received certification from Bureau Veritas for aligning its quality and management systems with

Liberia is the Flag of Choice for Greek Operators

Liberia has become the flag of choice for Greek ship owners and operators, securing the leading position for the first time in more than forty years since the early seventies.

VSTEP Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

VSTEP, global supplier of simulator solutions for commercial, government and military customers in the maritime and public safety and security sectors, has been

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1463 sec (7 req/sec)