UK. IMarEST awards Honorary Fellowship

Monday, 09 March 2009


An Honorary Fellowship will be awarded to Admiral Robert E Kramek at the 106th Annual Dinner of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) taking place on 13 March. 

"We are delighted to be awarding an Honorary Fellowship to Admiral Kramek, his long and distinguished career as a naval architect and marine engineer speaks for itself," explains IMarEST's Chief Executive, Keith Read, CBE. "In accepting our invitation to become an Honorary Fellow he joins a highly distinguished group. We look forward to welcoming him to the Annual Dinner

The Institute's other Hon. Fellows are HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (1949); HRH The Princess Royal (2006);  Rt. Hon The Lord Sterling of Plaistow CBE (1992), Dr Jim Cowley CBE FREng (1992), Brian Hildrew CBE FREng (1992), Jolyon E Sloggett OBE CEng (1998), David R Cusdin CEng (2002), Vice Admiral Sir Robert Hill KBE FREng (2002), Lord Greenway of Standbridge Earls (2004), Sir John Parker KB, FREng (2004), Alan H Taylor OAM CEng (2004), Michael Grey MBE (2005); Sir David King (2006); Admiral Efthimios Mitropoulos (2006); Choo Chiau Beng (2007); Professor Costas Th. Grammenos OBE, DSc (2007); David Long CEng CMarEng FIMarEST (2007); and Derek Lutyens (2007).

About Admiral Kramek

Admiral Robert E. Kramek is a Maritime Advisor and Consultant serving on several Corporate Boards and Advisory Boards. He is the immediate past President of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer and Board Member of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).  Prior to his election to this position by the ABS Board, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the ABS Americas Division of the class society.

Mr. Kramek joined ABS in 1998, after serving as Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, from which he retired as a Four Star Admiral. 

He graduated with honors from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Academy with a B.S. in engineering in 1961 and attended postgraduate schools at the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Alaska.  He has received Master of Science Degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management. 

Admiral Kramek also attended the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, graduating with Highest Distinction.  He completed the prestigious "Capstone" Program at the National Defense University's Institute of Higher Defense Studies.  He has been honored as a Distinguished Alumnus at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U. S. Naval War College, and the University of Michigan.  Mr. Kramek is a recipient of the Reserve Officers Association Minuteman Hall of Fame award, the NAACP Meritorious Service Award, and an Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Robert Kramek is a naval architect and marine engineer.  He is a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), a member of the U.S. Navy League, and a life member of the Reserve Officers Association.  Along with these memberships he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Webb Institute,  the Board of Visitors of the National Defense Intelligence College,  the Advisory Board of the Navy League, and is a director of the Coast Guard Foundation and is a companion of the Naval Order. In addition he is serving as a Director and Advisor to several public and private corporations.

Mr. Kramek has received numerous military awards including Distinguished Service medals from the Department of Defense, Transportation and the United States Coast Guard.  He is also a recipient of the American Pilots Association Navigation Safety Award, the Seamen's Church Institute Distinguished Service Award, the U.S. Navy League Distinguished Service Award, the Society of the Naval Order Sea Service Award and was recently inducted into the United Nations Maritime Hall of Fame.

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