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ABS forms Asset Performance Management Group

Thursday, October 24, 2013

ABS, announced the formation of the Asset Performance Management Group (APMG). The new organization integrates several existing services into a single team focused on complete life cycle performance services that complement traditional classification services.

The new APMG will bring together:

ABS Operational and Environmental Performance - Responsible for assisting clients with operational performance, energy efficiency and environmental performance

ABS Nautical Systems Product Line - Provider of asset management solutions for the marine and offshore industries through the NS5 Enterprise software suite

Asset Integrity Management - Assists clients in developing life cycle management programs that address reliability, technical integrity and safety

The realignment will improve life cycle services in the areas of asset performance and management. This shift also will drive the development of new class and asset integrity management capabilities and maintain the high standards expected from the ABS Nautical Systems Product Line. Nautical Systems is a vital component of the integrated class service offering of the new APMG.

Howard Fireman will lead the team as Senior Vice President, Asset Performance Management and will serve as President, Nautical Systems Product Line. He has been leading ABS efforts to expand services in the areas of vessel performance, energy efficiency and environmental compliance. Fireman joined ABS in February 2013 after a distinguished 35 year career with the US Navy including the role as Chief Naval Architect.

Stephen Schwarz will be joining ABS as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Nautical Systems Product Line. Schwarz is a results-oriented leader who has delivered global IT solutions. He comes to ABS from SunGard, a leading software and technology service company, where he served as Head of Product Management, Global Customer Service and IT Operations.

Director of Asset Integrity Management Chris Serratella also will be part of the new team.



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