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ABS chief Wiernicki takes over as IACS chairman

ABS chief Wiernicki takes over as IACS chairman
ABS head Christopher Wiernicki is taking over as chairman of IACS from Philippe Donche-Gay.

Wiernicki, chairman, ceo and president of ABS, took over the role of IACS chairman at the end of the 71st council meeting in Paris on Thursday.

“IACS, and the industry at large, will continue to reap the rewards of Philippe’s leadership,” Wiernicki commented.

Philippe Donche-Gay, executive vice president and head of marine & offshore for Bureau Veritas thanked members of IACS for their support.

“Over the past year the support of my peers has allowed IACS to deliver, on time, a number of challenging and far-reaching commitments including the final implementation of revised Common Structural Rules, important new Unified Requirements pertaining to Container Ship safety, the revision of the existing Unified Requirement on Complex On Board Systems and progress with the development of LNG Bunkering Guidelines,” he said.