ABS names Auger regional VP for Middle East
The American Bureau of Shipping, a Houston-based vessel classification society, has named Stephen Auger, its country manager for Taiwan, as its new regional vice president for the Middle East.
Auger transfers to ABS’s regional administrative headquarters in Doha, Qatar, and replaces Roger Shimmin who will be retiring later this year after four years in the role. Shimmin and Auger will work together over the next few months to provide a smooth transition, ABS said.
Taking over Auger’s previous role as Taiwan Country Manager is Steve Hryshchyshyn, who was executive assistant to James Liebertz, president of ABS’ Pacific division.