Type Approval

Strengthen Product Recognition & Improve Market Visibility


ABS Type Approval Program - Strengthen Product Recognition & Improve Market Visibility
Duration: 30 mins

In this 30-minute webinar, Demetri Stroubakis, ABS Director of Global Equipment and Materials, and Joe Williams, Manager, ABS Programs, will provide an overview of the ABS Type Approval Program and present the many benefits of recognition within the program. They will also show you how to expedite your certification request using our new online form, and walk you through the process to achieve certification of equipment and components for marine and offshore assets.


The ABS Type Approval Program is a voluntary product approval solution available to qualified manufacturers who are targeting promotion of their products to marine and offshore sector consumers. Depending on the manufacturing process, ABS can provide both individual unit certification for critical components and extend Type Approval to mass produced products in support of efficient and cost-effective manufacturing strategies. Additionally, manufacturers certified under this program receive specific logos for marketing material and are included in our online database to recognize products that conform to industry standards and ABS rules. .


Director, Global Equipment and Materials
Demetri Stroubakis

Demetri Stroubakis, has been with ABS more than 28 years in multiple leadership roles and currently serves as Director of Global Equipment and Materials. With extensive experience in naval and commercial ship new construction projects, Stroubakis is a subject matter expert in equipment and material certification activities.

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Manager, Corporate Programs
Joseph (Joe) Williams

Joe has 40 years with ABS serving in numerous roles spanning multiple divisions including corporate technology, engineering innovation, and safety. Currently, he manages our Type Approval and External Specialists programs.

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Manager, Strategic Marketing
Heather Suttle

As Strategic Marketing Manager, Heather Suttle works closely with executive leadership and business development teams to create marketing and communication plans that support strategic initiatives for multiple divisions at ABS.