WGMA & NAMEPA Joint Luncheon Meeting
Tom Kirk is currently the Director, Environmental Performance for ABS located at the corporate headquarters in Houston. The Environmental Performance team is a part of ABS Global Marine organization. Tom leads a team that promotes ABS' environmental performance activities and provides guidance in support of environmental classification, certification and statutory survey work worldwide. He has represented ABS on the IACS delegation to IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee meetings as well as intercessional meetings on reducing greenhouse gasses. Most recently Tom has been appointed as a private sector advisor to the US delegation to MEPC.
Immediately prior to this assignment, Tom served as the Vice President of Engineering for ABS Pacific, stationed in Busan. Tom began his career with ABS in New York City. Over the past 30+ years, Tom has held numerous engineering and management positions in ABS offices in the US, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Tom received his undergraduate degree after completing the dual license program from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. He earned a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University.