APRIL 20, 2015 — Classification society ABS has appointed Howard Fireman to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Fireman, who will report to ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki, assumes this role following the appointment of former Senior Vice President and CTO Todd Grove' as ABS Group President and CEO (see earlier story).
Fireman joined ABS in 2013 following a 35-year career with the U.S. Navy, where he was recognized as a technical leader in ship design, total cost of ownership, systems engineering, design integration, research and development and operational support. He also served as Chief Naval Architect and Director of Surface Ship Design and Systems Engineering.
Fireman holds a BSE and MSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan and has a Master's degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University.
"ABS continues to lead the industry in advancing the application of technology to meet today's marine and offshore challenges while anticipating those on the horizon," ABS Chairman and CEO Chris Wiernicki said. "Howard's strong technical experience will be important to continue our long history of innovation and drive our global research and development agenda."