American Bureau of Shipping, the provider of classification services, said on Monday it has centralized its marine activities.
Kirsi Tikka, has been named executive vice president – global marine effective February 15, ABS said in a statement.
In the new role, Tikka will align “ABS strategic planning, client development, and product and service offerings with the industry’s technical needs and requirements“.
“Dedicated market sector leaders will focus on container ships, tankers and bulk carriers, and an executive team is positioned to deliver practical energy efficiency, environmental performance, and global gas solutions,” ABS said.
Before being named executive vice president – global marine, Tikka served as the division president for Europe and Africa and as vice president and chief engineer and will be succeeded by Rick Pride.
LNG World News Staff