Howard Fireman is the Chief Digital Officer at ABS leading a global team of experts across the organization, comprising data analytics, innovative inspection technologies, mobile technologies and cyber security, as well as continuing to drive the development of industry-leading software, including ABS Nautical Systems® solutions.
Since joining ABS in 2013, Fireman has served as President of ABS Nautical Systems software overseeing significant advancements and achieved growth in every sector. More recently, he served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) responsible for leveraging the latest technology advancements to drive the development of innovative products and services promoting safety and improving the delivery of class services in the marine and offshore industries.
Fireman came to ABS from the U.S. Navy, where, for more than 35 years, he was recognized as a distinguished leader in naval ship design, hull form optimization, total ownership cost, total ship systems engineering, design integration, research and development and fleet operational support.
Fireman is recipient of multiple industry awards, including the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Admiral Taylor Medal, American Society of Naval Engineers Gold Medal and University of Michigan College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering).
Fireman holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of Michigan. He also received a master’s degree in technical management from Johns Hopkins University.