NAMEPA, SAMUNDER, and WGMA
MEPC 71 - "Ballast Water Update"
Wednesday, July 19th
2:00pm - 6:30pm
1717 Turning Basin Dr, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77029
RSVP to Kathleen@wgma.org
Please save the date to attend a very informative presentation. Ample time will be set aside for lengthy and informal Q&A.
Keynote Speaker: TOM KIRK, Director of Environmental Performance, ABS Global Marine- Houston, TX
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.
Cynthia Hudson, Hudson Analytix
Kasthuri Chelliah, De Nora
Jim Stanka, Envirocleanse
Ricky Dixon, Ecochlor
Ernie Chang, C&C Panasia
- 1400 - 1430: Registration and Networking
- 1430 - 1500: Keynote Presentation- Tom Kirk, ABS & US private sector representative to IMO
- 1500 - 1520: Cyber Security- Cynthia Hudson, Hudson Analytix
- 1500 - 1545: Q&A Session with local USCG Vigilance and/or Classification Bodies plus brief presentation on mitigation options
- 1545 - 1630: Technology Session with Ballast Water technology manufacturers De Nora, Envirocleanse, Ecochlor & C&C Panasia (discussion will continue concurrently with dinner)
- 1630 - 1830: Refreshments & Delicious Dinner
A delicious dinner and reception will be provided. Come and network with maritime professionals.
There is no cost for SAMUNDER, WGMA, or NAMEPA members and invited guests. Non-members and/or those interested in attending, please contact one of the persons below for information. Advance RSVP is requested for all attendees.
Please RSVP to Kathleen@wgma.org
Niels A. Aalund, Senior Vice President, Naalund@wgma.org
Office: (713) 715-6424 Mobile: (281) 687-9499
Robert Hawn, Director of Maritime Affairs, Robert@wgma.org
Office: (713) 715-6443 Mobile: (832) 473-1905
Citlalli R. Martinez, Maritime Affairs Representative, Citlalli@wgma.org
Office: (713) 715-6431 Mobile: (713) 309-0103