American Bureau Of Shipping Announces Elections Of Officers And Appointment

The board of managers of the A m e r i c a n Bureau of Shipping (ABS) elected three officers at its Semi-annual Meeting on September 19. Announcement of the elections was made by Robert T.

Young, ABS chairman. The officers are Lawrence J. Bates to senior vice president, Robert F.

Vollack to v i c e p r e s i d e n t , and Thomas Zuppello to treasurer.

Mr. Young also announced the appointment of John F. Borum to assistant vice president.

Mr. Bates began his career with ABS in 1951 as a surveyor on the New York Technical Staff where he served for 11 years. He transferred to the London office as senior surveyor on the Technical Staff in 1962, and was named principal surveyor of the Technical Staff in 1964. He was appointed p r i n c i p a l s u r v e y o r for Western Europe in 1972. Three years later, he was elected a vice president. Mr. Bates graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and physics, and from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in naval architecture.

Mr. Vollack joined ABS in 1951 as a surveyor on the New York Technical Staff. Ten years later, he transferred to the Cleveland, Ohio, office Technical Staff and served as a surveyor and senior surveyor there before becoming a s s i s t a n t principal surveyor in 1968. He was appointed principal surveyor for the Great Lakes in 1970. Mr. Vollack transferred to London in 1972 as assistant principal surveyor for Western Europe, and in 1975 was appointed principal surveyor for Western EuroDe, the post he held at his election to vice president. Mr.

Vollack graduated from the U.S.

Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., with a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering.

Mr. Zuppello joined ABS in 1952 as an accountant in New York H e a d q u a r t e r s , and was named chief accountant in 1959.

He was appointed assistant treasurer in 1973. Mr. Zuppello graduated from City College, New York City, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting.

At the time of his appointment, Mr. Borum was principal surveyor for the Mediterranean Area, stationed in Genoa, Italy. He began his career with ABS in 1958 as a surveyor in Newport News, Va.

Later that year, he transferred to Japan. Over a 15-year period in Japan, he served as surveyor and principal surveyor in Yokohama, and as senior surveyor and principal surveyor in Kure. Mr. Borum was appointed principal surveyor for the Mediterranean Area in 1973. He graduated from the U.S.

Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, with a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering.

The American Bureau of Shipping is an international ship classification society that establishes standards, called Rules, for the design, construction, and periodic survey of merchant vessels and other marine structures.

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