ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki has been elected to the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for innovative leadership in the design, engineering, and operation of ships and offshore structures.
Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honours those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education and to the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.
“As an engineer leading a global organisation committed to excellence in all aspects of marine and offshore operations, it is a tremendous and humbling honour to be recognised for innovation,” says Wiernicki. “Engineering plays a pivotal role in the ABS mission to make the oceans safer and in the significant industry advances we have delivered.”
Election of new NAE members is the culmination of a yearlong process. The ballot is set in December and the final vote for membership occurs during January. Wiernicki will be formally inducted during the NAE’s annual meeting on October 3, 2021.