John McDonald elected President of ABS Ship’s crew

John McDonald was elected President of the international classification society American Bureau of Shipping while remaining Chief Operating Officer.

He joined ABS in 1996 as an Advisor and has held various positions including Vice President of Occupational Health and Safety, Senior Vice President of Global Business Development and Chief Operating Officer.

McDonald will also join the ABS board.

“John McDonald has taken the opportunity to demonstrate his leadership skills since his appointment as Chief Operating Officer of ABS in 2021 and will now be given another opportunity to demonstrate his strategic understanding and leadership skills in the shipping and offshore industries as he assumes the position of President,” said Christopher Wiernicki, who will remain ABS Chairman and CEO.

McDonald holds a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering from Maine Maritime Academy and an MBA from Texas A&M University.

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