ABS Elects Gillies Vice President

Archibald G. Gillies was recently elected vice president in the executive administration of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The announcement was made by William N. Johnston, ABS chairman and president, following a meeting of the board of managers at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society at ABS headquarters in New York. Mr. Gillies was previously an assistant to the vice president in the technical division.

He will assist Lawrence J.

Bates, executive vice president, with the negotiations of this international marine classification society with other classification societies, government agencies, and national regulatory and standard making organizations.

Mr. Gillies joined ABS as a surveyor on the Hull Technical Staff in the New York office in 1961. He was appointed senior surveyor in 1972, principal surveyor in 1973, assistant chief surveyor in 1975 and chief surveyor of the Hull Technical Staff in 1978. He was appointed principal surveyor for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia in 1980 and assistant to vice president of the technical division in New York in 1982.

He is a graduate of the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, Scotland, and is a chartered engineer registered with the Council of Engineering Institutions, London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects, London, a member of the American Welding Society and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). He is also a member of the ASTM Committee F-25 on shipbuilding and chairman of the F-25.04 subcommittee on hull structures.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 28,  Nov 1984

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