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IMCA Appoints Technical Director

Published on 4 April 2019

Mark Ford, Technical Manager of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), has been promoted to Technical Director of the global organisation.

Mark Ford, IMCA's new Technical Director
Mark Ford, IMCA’s new Technical Director

“Mark has been with IMCA for the last seven years and knows the Association perhaps better than anybody,” explained IMCA’s CEO, Allen Leatt. “I know therefore that he will do a great job for us in driving our technical programme, which continues to grow in scope and detail.

Mark Ford joined the IMCA Secretariat in 2012 from Charles Taylor Consulting, where he worked as a senior surveyor and divisional director in the safety and loss prevention department. At Braemar Engineering he was a consultant engineer specialising in FMEA studies of offshore vessels. Earlier, he worked as a Superintendent Engineer managing a fleet of vessels with respect to dry dockings and technical maintenance. Mark has a 25-year career at sea including extensive experience as Chief Engineer on DSVs and offshore support vessels.

In 2018 he was unanimously endorsed by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to become a member of the IACS Advisory Committee (AVC).

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