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RDML Wayne R. Arguin Jr., U.S. Coast Guard
SSC Co-Chairman

Rear Admiral Arguin serves as the Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy overseeing three Coast Guard directorates: Commerical Regulations and Standards, Inspections and Compliance, and Marine Transportation Systems. (MORE)

RDML Jason Lloyd, U.S. Navy
SSC Co-Chairman

Rear Admiral Lloyd is the current Chief Engineer and Deputy Commander for Ship Design, Integration and Naval Engineering. (MORE)

Mr. Jeffrey Lantz, USCG Commercial Vessel Engineering

Mr. Lantz is Director, Commercial Regulations and Standards (CG-5PS). His responsibilities include the development of U.S. national maritime safety and environmental protection regulations and policies, and overseeing U.S. initiatives in the development of international maritime safety, security, and environmental protection standards. (MORE)

Mr. Albert Curry, USCG Fleet Engineering

Mr. Curry currently serves as the Acting Deputy Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics (CG-4D) for the U.S. Coast Guard. He is a 26-year veteran officer of the US Navy, and is a member of the Surface Navy and National Naval Officer Associations. (MORE)

Dr. Gareth Burton, American Bureau of Shipping

Dr. Burton is Vice President, Technology with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). In this role he is responsible for ongoing research and development efforts completed by ABS. (MORE)

Mr. H. Paul Cojeen, SNAME T&R Steering Committee

Mr. Cojeen represents SNAME and is an active member on the society's T&R Steering Committee, as well as the Committees on Hull Structures, Hull Instrumentation, and Ship Controllability. He is a retiree of the U.S. Coast Guard after 28 years of distinguished service, and currently volunteers on the CG Retiree Council and as mentor at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. (MORE)

Dr. Thomas C. Fu, Office of Naval Research

Dr. Fu is the Director of the Ship Systems and Engineering Research Division Sea Warfare and Weapons Department Office of Naval Research (ONR). He is responsible for research programs advancing hull, mechanical and electrical systems, as well as the National Naval Responsibiity for Naval Engineering. (MORE)

Mr. Kevin Kohlmann, Maritime Administration

Mr. Kevin Kohlmann is the Director of Safety at the Maritime Administration in which he identifies safety issues for the maritime industry and recommends changes. (MORE)

Mr. Eric Duncan, Naval Sea Systems Command

Mr. Duncan is the Group Director, Technical Domain Manager and Deputy Warranting Officer, for Ship Integrity and Performance Engineering (SEA 05P) in the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Naval Systems Engineering Directorate.(MORE)

Mr. Luc Tremblay, Transport Canada

Mr. Tremblay is the Executive Director, Domestic Vessel Regulatory Oversight & Boating Safety for Transport Canada.

Dr. John MacKay, Defence Research and Development Canada

Dr. MacKay is Head / Warship Performance at Defence Research and Development Canada. He is responsible for delivering the Naval Platforms research program for the Royal Canadian Navy, including warship structures, hydrodynamics, signatures and ship-helo interaction.

Mr. Neil Lichtenstein, Military Sealift Command

Mr. Lichtenstein serves as the Deputy Director N7x, Engineering Directorate.

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Last Updated 07/12/2022