ABS Elects John Borum Senior Vice President

John F. Borum, vice president, Operations Division of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), was recently elected senior vice president at the semiannual meeting of the board of managers of the ship classification society. The announcement of the election was made by William N. Johnston, chairman and president.

Mr. Borum joined ABS in 1958 as a surveyor in Newport News, Va.

Later that year he was transferred to Japan, and in 1963 was appointed senior surveyor for the Kure, Japan district. In 1967 he was appointed principal surveyor. Five years later he was transferred to Yokohama as principal surveyor and 1973 he was transferred to Genoa, Italy, as principal surveyor for the Mediterranean and Middle East Area. In 1978 he returned to ABS headquarters in New York and was elected assistant vice president. In 1982 he was elected vice president, Operations Division.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 9,  Jan 1986 United States

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