William N. Johnston was elected president of the American Bureau Shipping at the semiannual meeting of the ABS board of managers held in New York City on September 20, Robert T.
Young, chairman and president, announced. Mr. Young, who will remain chairman of the board of ABS, said that Mr. Johnston will assume his duties as president on November 1.
Mr. Johnston will become the 12th president of the international ship classification society in its 115-year history. He joined ABS in 1951, and served as a Surveyor for seven years in Europe, and eight years in the United States before being appointed Principal Surveyor for New Orleans.
In 1968, he was appointed Principal Surveyor for Western Europe, headquartered in London, England. He returned to the United States in 1972, when he was appointed assistant to the chairman. Mr. Johnston was elected a vice president in 1974, and senior vice president in 1976.
A native of Mobile, Ala., Mr.
Johnston g r a d u a t e d f r om the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in naval architecture and marine engineering. He also graduated from Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
During his academic career, he was elected to Tau Beta Pi, honorary engineering fraternity, and Pi Tau Sigma, honorary mechanical engineering fraternity, and was also a member of Sigma Chi social fraternity.
Mr. Johnston is a member of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the American Welding Society, and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and the Institute of Marine Engineers. He is a member of the Union League Club, New York, and the Army and Navy Club, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Johnston is also vice president of ABS Computers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Bureau of Shipping.
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