Howard Fireman

Howard Fireman is currently a member of the Australian Naval Shipbuilding Expert Advisory Panel. Former American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer – joined the organization in 2013. Fireman was responsible for directing the organization’s product development strategy and execution. Fireman also serves as President of ABS Nautical Systems Fleet Management Software product line.

Fireman joined ABS from the US Navy, where over 35 years he was recognized as a distinguished leader in the areas of naval ship design, hull form optimization, total ownership cost, total ship systems engineering, design integration, research and development, and fleet operational support.

Fireman holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. He also received a Master’s Degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University.

Fireman is also the recipient of many industry awards including the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Admiral Taylor Medal, American Society of Naval Engineers Gold Medal, and University of Michigan College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering).

Howard Fireman, BSE NAME ’79, MSE ’85
Member, Australian Naval Shipbuilding Expert Advisory Panel