August 24, 2009
Management changes at ABS
Veteran ABS Middle East District Manager Joseph Brincat has been promoted to Vice President for the entire Middle East region, including Egypt and Libya, and Pakistan. Brincat replaces Stephen Auger who has been transferred to Busan, Korea as Vice President for the North Pacific region within the Pacific Division of ABS, which includes Korea, Japan and the Philippines. Concurrently, the ABS Middle East regional administrative office will relocate from Doha, Qatar to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Responsibility for the classification society's activities in Qatar will be handled by Martin Hruska who has been promoted to the position of Country Manager, stationed in Doha effective September 1. A 17 year veteran with ABS, Hruska will transfer from Singapore where he has been serving as Director, Offshore Technology & Business Development, for the Pacific Division of ABS.