October 4, 2004

SNAME honor for Kramek

ADM. KRAMEKThe Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has awarded its prestigious Admiral "Jerry" Land Medal for outstanding accomplishment in the marine field to ABS President and COO Robert Kramek.

Kramek, a naval architect and marine engineer, provides leadership to over 1,700 ABS employees working from more than 150 offices in 60 countries around the world. Prior to joining ABS in 1998, he served as the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard from which he retired as a Four Star Admiral.

"This honor recognizes Admiral Kramek's accomplishments and is evidence of his stature in the Society," says Philip B. Kimball, SNAME Executive Director who notes that award recipients are chosen by their peers.

Kramek, an honors graduate from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Academy with a B.S. in engineering, attended postgraduate schools at the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Alaska. He also earned Master of Science Degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management. Kramek also attended the U.S. Naval War College, graduating with highest distinction. He received an Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

The SNAME Land Medal represents Kramek's life-long dedication to the marine industry. During his career he has been named recipient of the Reserve Officers Association Minuteman Hall of Fame Award, NAACP Meritorious Service Award, Seamen's Church Institute Distinguished Service Award, U.S. Navy League Distinguished Service Award, Society of the Naval Order Sea Service Award and was recently inducted into the United Nations Maritime Hall of Fame. His military awards include: Distinguished Service Medals from the United States Department of Defense, Transportation and Coast Guard.

Kramek is a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), member of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), member of the U.S. Navy League, and a life member of the Reserve Officers Association. He serves on the advisory board for several higher education institutions, including the Webb Institute Board of Trustees and the University of Michigan School of Engineering Board of Advisors.

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