Bachelor of Engineering, 1966, Fort Schuyler, SUNY Maritime College
Graduate Studies Poly Technique Institute of New York
Continuing Education through ASME and General Electric
Professional Engineer, registered in New York; Tennessee; Texas Licensed Ship Operating Engineer, Unlimited Horsepower, US Coast Guard
Member ASME: SNAME; IMAREST
Officer US Naval Reserve 1966 to 1972
I am a Marine Engineering Professional and have been at one time or another in every aspect of this business. The marine business has many players; ship owners; ship operators; ship builders; ship repairers; machinery builders; machinery repairers; insurers, classification societies. I have played many of these parts. Example: In spring 1983, I was working in Baltimore at MSB&DD shipyard facility. At this time I owned my own company. I started on a job there supervising MSB&DD tradesmen performing repairs to the SAN JUAN, a container ship with Westinghouse steam turbine geared engines that had sustained bottom damage from the #2 hold aft through the engine space into the shaft alley and under the stern frame. I was engaged for this project by the owners, who were actually spending the underwriter’s money. The vessel had two types of insurance P&I besides hull and machinery. ABS was the class society witnessing that the repairs were being performed in good marine fashion. I was there for nearly 9 months on that project. While I was working on the SAN JUAN, the SUSQUEHANA came into the yard with major cargo pump problems. The SUSQUEHANA was owned by the US government and operated by MTL and it was one of my normal customers. I brought my employees into the shipyard and I used the MSB &DD as a sub-contractor as we overhauled the five deep well cargo pumps. After the SUSQUEHANA left, MSB&DD got a contract to repair and realign the FIAT diesel motor aboard a foreign flag tanker. MSB&DD hired me as their consultant on this project. Lloyds was the classification society for that vessel.
All of these jobs required that I use my professional judgment and I make decisions. These decisions would cause major expense. I am very proud of the fact that so many individuals trusted my engineering abilities and especially my personal integrity that they knew I would do what was best value for the ship.