Joseph A. (Joe) Riva is Vice President and Chief Surveyor for ABS. He is responsible for directing consistent implementation of classification and statutory survey, and audit services, as well as managing effective implementation of quality and environmental policies, manuals and procedures related to classification and statutory matters worldwide.
Joining ABS in 1981, Riva has served in several leadership roles, including Assistant Chief Surveyor for ABS Europe, and Principal Surveyor and ABS Country Manager for the United Arab Emirates. His career progressed from Field Surveyor and Senior Surveyor to Principal Surveyor. Assignment locations have included Mobile, Alabama; Aberdeen, Scotland; Lisbon, Portugal; and Singapore.
Riva graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering and is a member of SNAME.