Dr. Chris Leontopoulos, ABS Technology Manager of Machinery and Industry Systems, has built a stellar reputation throughout industry for his research and engineering skills and for developing innovative solutions.
On June 12, he received special recognition for his contributions when Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki presented him with the first ever ABS Chairman’s Chair Award for Technical Leadership in ABS’s Athens, Greece, office.
The purpose of the Chairman’s Chair Award is to provide high-level recognition to employees who demonstrate exemplary leadership in technical achievement, customer service, product development or the advancement of the mission and spirit of ABS. To be considered, an employee must go above and beyond his or her regular scope of duties to deliver significant value to the organization.
Dr. Leontopoulos is widely renowned as an industry expert in the areas of Rotor-dynamics, Finite Element Analysis, Modal Testing and Vibration Monitoring. He has developed new technologies in multiple areas, such as ship vibration, ship shafting analysis and advanced bearing design.
A systems engineer who is known throughout the global shipping community, Dr. Leontopoulos built ABS’ industry-leading forensic shafting analysis capabilities. He is frequently called on by clients to support projects in China, Korea, Singapore, Europe and the United States. Clients often seek him for urgent support of real-world operational issues and look to him for guidance and recommendations on issues related to design review, shaft alignment optimization, sea trial participation and incident investigations.
“Dr. Leontopoulos has transformed ABS in technical areas, establishing and instituting processes to ensure the organization’s future strength and vitality as a technical leader,” said Wiernicki. “ABS is extremely fortunate to enjoy his elite talent, energy and vision. I am pleased that he is our first recipient of the ABS Chairman’s Chair for Technical Leadership Award.”