ABS Relocates from London to Hamburg

Press Release
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Classification society ABS to relocate its Northern European regional marine operations office from London to Hamburg, Germany.

“This relocation is part of ABS’ ongoing effort to place our frontline decision makers closer to our clients and be more responsive to their needs,” says ABS President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. “Expanding and strengthening the key resources in the region will enhance our service delivery capability and streamline access to the ABS network of engineers and surveyors.”

Wolfgang Buttgereit, Regional Vice President of Northern Europe, will lead the Hamburg team, focusing local efforts on challenges unique to the area and drawing on the extensive network of ABS resources around the globe to provide prompt and comprehensive solutions.

Buttgereit, a 21-year veteran of ABS, is returning to Germany – where he previously served as Manager of ABS Germany – from his most recent assignment as Regional Vice President of Southern China. His background and experience in new construction will be a valuable contribution to ABS operations in the region.

This move will bring a regional lead surveyor to Hamburg along with additional resources to support the already existing engineering office. The expansion of this office coupled with the more than 40 offices in its area, allows the ABS Northern European regional marine operations group to enhance service support to its many clients in 24 countries across the region.

“Northern Europe is a key global and regional center for the maritime industry,” says ABS Europe President and COO Kirsi Tikka. “Expanding the ABS office allows us to better serve not only our clients, but the many maritime stakeholders in the region.”
 

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