NOVEMBER 29, 2016 — The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) has elected John Hatley PE, Vice President, Americas, and Director of Market Shaping, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, as a Fellow of the institution.
Candidates for election as a Fellow (FRINA) must have demonstrated exceptional contributions to the profession, a record of superior achievements in their career and having held positions of responsibility. Nominees are endorsed by two sitting Fellows following which a membership committee carries out a full professional review and assessment of the applicant's history of achievements.
"I am most honored to be elected as a Fellow of RINA. This recognition is both very humbling and rewarding," says Mr. Hatley. "I am excited about the future and look forward to continuing my support of Wärtsilä's market shaping efforts as the industry navigates through a period of dramatic change. The company is a leader in gas initiatives in support of sustainable shipping, and our naval architecture and marine engineering experts are playing a major role in this work."
RINA was founded in 1860 to advance the art and science of ship design. It is headquartered in London, and is a global and highly regarded professional institute of naval architects. The organization's principal goal is to set the highest standards of professional competence, conduct, and integrity.
RINA members are active in more than 90 countries and are involved in a range of marine activities, including ship design, construction, repairs and operations.