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FISHING VESSEL SAFETY: Blueprint for a National Program APPENDIX A Committee Member Biographies ALLEN E. SCHUMACHER, Chairman, worked in the field of marine insurance (particularly in relation to large, oceangoing commercial vessels) for over 37 years before retiring in 1987. During his career, he served in various claims, underwriting, and management capacities, including positions as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the American Hull Insurance Syndicate (1971-1986) and chairman of the United States Salvage Association, Inc. (1971-1987). Mr. Schumacher also served on the Board of Managers (18 years) and Management Committee (10 years) of the American Bureau of Shipping, as chairman of the Maritime Transportation Research Board (1981-1982), and as vice-chairman of the Marine Board (1982-1983). He received a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. WILLIAM G. GORDON, Vice-chairman, is vice-president for programs and director, New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Mr. Gordon retired from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in February 1987 as special assistant to the administrator, responsible for coordinating fisheries activities and programs with other federal agencies and foreign governments, and prior to that as NOAA's Assistant Administrator for Fisheries. He has held numerous other posts directed at strengthening scientific research capabilities, encouraging international programs, and directing fisheries management programs. He received a B.S. in zoology from Mount Union College and an M.S. in fisheries from the University of Michigan, where he continued with postgraduate studies.
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FISHING VESSEL SAFETY: Blueprint for a National Program BRUCE H. ADEE is associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Washington (UW) and served as director of its Ocean Engineering Program for over 10 years. He has been very active in many aspects of commercial fishing vessel safety and was instrumental in establishing the Fishing Vessel Safety Center at the UW. Dr. Adee is an expert in fishing vessel stability and has modeled the effects of various factors on stability. He is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard advisory committee on fishing vessel safety and an active member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Dr. Adee received a B.S.E. from Princeton University and M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in naval architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. DESMOND B. CONNOLLY is president of Independent Marine Services, Inc., where he surveys commercial vessels for condition and value, damage, and new construction and performs audio gauging. Prior experience includes 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), 11 years of sea duty, and 9 years with Marine Inspection offices. Mr. Connolly is a USCG Master of ocean steam or motor vessels (1,600 gross tons), USCG Second Mate of ocean steam or motor vessels (any gross tonnage), and Radar Observer and Adjustor of ocean and small craft. He is active in numerous professional maritime organizations and is the technical vice-president of the National Association of Marine Surveyors, Inc. JOHN E. deCARTERET is an independent marine safety consultant, with 30 years of experience in marine vessel safety from his service in the Coast Guard. He served in every capacity of vessel operation and inspection, from deck watch officer to Chief of the Marine Safety Division, 13th Coast Guard District. Mr. deCarteret is well known as a marine safety expert emphasizing casualty and personnel investigations, surveys and inspections, litigation testimony, regulatory compliance, and pollution prevention and abatement. Mr. deCarteret received a B.S. degree from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and pursued advanced studies at Seattle Pacific University. GUNNAR P. KNAPP is associate professor of economics in the Institute of Social and Economic Research and the School of Public Affairs at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Dr. Knapp's area of expertise is resource economics. He has studied the relationship between fisheries management and fishing vessel safety and has an extensive list of publications relating to fishing vessel accidents. Dr. Knapp received B.A. and Ph.D. degrees (economics) from Yale University. HAL R. LUCAS is safety and loss-control manager for Sahlman Seafoods, Inc., where he is responsible for the safety program for a fleet of 100 U.S. registry shrimp boats. He developed shrimp boat safety self-inspection for the Southeastern Fisheries Association membership and designed a computer program for accident analysis, frequency, and severity measurements. His
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FISHING VESSEL SAFETY: Blueprint for a National Program experience includes consulting on all phases of commercial insurance loss-control functions. Mr. Lucas received preengineering training at the University of Florida and is a graduate of the Supervisory Management Program at the University of South Florida and the U.S. Army Ordinance School. JAMES O. PIERCE II is professor and department chairman of safety science, and director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Region IX Southern California Educational Research Center, at the Institute of Safety and Systems Management of the University of Southern California. An internationally known expert in occupational safety and health, he has over 26 years of experience in graduate education, research, and administration at major universities. Dr. Pierce also served as special assistant for health technology with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He is active in various National Institutes of Health study sections. Dr. Pierce received a B.S. (chemistry) from the University of Alabama and M.S. and Sc.D. degrees (industrial health) from the University of Cincinnati. LARRY D. SUND is vice-president in charge of operations for Golden Age Fisheries, where his management responsibilities include four factory trawlers and a joint venture/wet fish trawler. His prior positions, as vice-president and president of Jensen Maritime Consultants, Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, provided him with extensive design experience on at least nine different types of ocean fishing vessels. Mr. Sund has over 20 years of experience in the maritime industry, including a number of years as a commercial fisherman. Mr. Sund received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington. BRIAN E. TURNBAUGH, owner and captain of a dragger, has been a fisherman and vessel owner for over 30 years in groundfish, shellfish, finfish, and lobster fisheries. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Point Club, a mutual self-insurance group, and chaired the club's committee that developed technical survey underwriting criteria; is a member of the Rhode Island Finfish Committee; and served on the Board of Directors of the Point Judith Fishermen's Cooperative. He has also worked as a consultant conducting market research for Maine shrimp, as field coordinator for a study of thermal effluents on the Hudson River, and as project leader for an environmental study of New Haven Harbor. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Maine. JACK R. WILLIS is manager of safety, training, and security for Zapata Haynie Corporation, the largest commercial fishing company in the United States. He is familiar with all aspects of safety preparation and management, including licensing of crew members (all Zapata Haynie vessels are over 200 gross tons), preseason training, vessel inspection, and drug prevention and control programs. He also has extensive practical experience from sea duty in the U.S. Navy (20 years of experience on a destroyer, a minesweeper, and three
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FISHING VESSEL SAFETY: Blueprint for a National Program diesel submarines) and master and mate sailing experience in seagoing tugs and passenger vessels. Mr. Willis received a B.A. from the University of Kansas. MADELYN YERDEN-WALKER was formerly assistant training administrator with the State of Alaska Department of Education, Alaska Vocational Technical Center. She was directly responsible for schoolwide instructional program and facilities and was instrumental in the development of a fisheries and nautical training program emphasizing experiential training in marine safety, fisheries, gear technology, license preparation, and marine refrigeration and electronics. Ms. Yerden-Walker is active in various professional societies, including the Alaska Marine Safety Educators, Alaska Council of Local Administrators, and the Women 's Fisheries Network. She received B.S. (biology) and M.Ed. degrees from Idaho State University.
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