ABS Preconize Its Chief Engineer



ABS, a leading provider of classification to the global marine and offshore industries, announces the appointment of Bret Montaruli to the role of Vice President and Chief Engineer.

Present chief engineer of ABS Jim Gaughan, who is retiring from ABS after 30 years of service will be succeeded by Montaruli from February 15, 2016


  • Montaruli will be responsible for overseeing the interpretation, application and compliance with the ABS Rules across all ABS Engineering offices worldwide.
  • Bret Montaruli has a bachelor’s degree in Ocean Engineering from SUNY Maritime College and an MBA from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.
  • He joined ABS in 1981 and has held a number of leadership roles that include Manager of Offshore Engineering and Vice President of Engineering for the Americas Division as well as Vice President of Offshore Technology, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Technology of ABS.
  • Montaruli will be reporting to Tony Nassif, Executive Vice President and COO.

“Bret has been a valuable member of the ABS team for several decades and is well prepared for his new role of Vice President and Chief Engineer.  He brings to this position the experience and knowledge of more than 30 years’ service along with the creativity and insight that will be indispensable in taking on the challenges of a rapidly changing industry.” says Tony Nassif, ABS Executive Vice President and COO.

Source: ABS