ABS builds on global maritime technology leadership with new CTO appointment
(WO) — ABS has appointed Patrick Ryan as Chief Technology Officer to support continued development of ABS as a maritime technology leader.
Having served in the key executive leadership role of ABS Senior Vice President, Global Engineering and Technology since 2019, Ryan’s appointment to CTO reflects the increasingly pivotal role of technology in the global energy transition.
As CTO, Ryan will serve as the lead technologist for the company, understanding broad industry trends and aligning innovations with ABS’ mission and client needs. He will continue to lead and be responsible for ABS’ global engineering, technology research and development, digital class, engineering software organizations, Global Simulation Center and the Global Ship Systems Center.
“Patrick’s leadership will ensure our world leading engineering and technology teams continue to build on their reputation for excellence and cutting-edge technology development and support. His appointment underscores how ABS is committed to continuing to lead the industry in the safe application of the technologies we will need to deliver net zero by 2050,” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO.
Throughout his career as a naval architect, Ryan has always been focused on cutting edge technologies around ships and ship building. Prior to joining ABS, he was in ship design, program management, and engineering leadership roles, at Newport News Shipbuilding. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, and a Masters in Ocean Engineering.