USCG Rear Admiral (Retired) and Fincantieri Executive Joins World’s Largest Government Class
(HOUSTON) ABS has appointed Bruce Bsffer Senior Vice President of Global Government.
“Bruce will lead our world-class Government team to deliver new levels of support to our government clients here in the U.S. and all over the world. His extensive maritime leadership experience both in government and industry positions ABS to adapt and serve our clients in a rapidly changing shipbuilding environment” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer.
“This is an exciting time for the industry with new technologies and rapid change driving new services and finding new solutions to address our government clients’ most pressing needs,” said Baffer.
Baffer joins ABS from Fincantieri Marinette Marine, where he led design teams on the U.S. Navy’s Large Unmanned Surface Vessel and Light Amphibious Warship Programs as well as the Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter and Polar Security Cutter Industry Studies.
Previously he served the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring at the rank of Rear Admiral as the Chief Engineer following tours as the Assistant Commandant for Acquisitions and Program Executive Officer, where he was responsible for all Coast Guard shipbuilding programs.
ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on the safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets