James BondDirector, Business Development – Global Government at ABS
Based in Houston, Texas, James is a Senior Technical Advisor in the American Bureau of Shipping’s Global Engineering and Technology group. James has worked in the marine and offshore industries for 30+ years, primarily in the fields of structural design and analysis. Involvement in Polar shipping and Arctic offshore exploration, despite its ups and downs, has been a theme throughout his career. He has spent time on ships in ice in the Canadian Beaufort Sea and the Gulf of St Lawrence. James represented IACS at the IMO on Polar Code, is a member of the IACS project team working on updates to the Polar Ship structures rules, is Chair of the IACS Expert Group for Polar Code and is a member of the ABS team working with the USCG on their new heavy polar icebreaker. Further, James has the pleasure of overseeing and setting priorities for the work at ABS’ Harsh Environment Technology Center in partnership with Memorial University of Newfoundland in St John’s Canada.
James has a Master of Engineering degree from Carleton University (Ottawa) and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is a register Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.