CAPT Rich Delpizzo, USNR (Ret.) has over 30 years’ experience working in ship design, construction and operations, technical review, regulatory requirements application, Navy project management and defense acquisition. He has worked for the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) at its New York, New Jersey and Washington, DC offices. Since 2004, he led the Washington DC Naval Engineering office as its Senior Managing Principal Engineer; in January 2010, he was promoted to Manager of Government Operations. In August 2013, he took on the additional role of Manager for US LNG Development and Regulation.
In addition to chairing ASNE’s Professional Development Committee, Rich serves as Chair for both SNAME Ship’s Machinery Committee and Panel M-45 on Fuel Cells. Furthermore, he Chairs the Naval Ship Classification Association, and serves as ABS representative to NATO’s International Naval Safety Association (INSA). He has served in the U.S. Navy Reserve for 28 years, retiring in 2012 as Captain.
Rich has 30 years’ experience working in ship design, construction and operations, regulatory requirements application, and defense acquisition.
- ABS representative to NATO’s International Naval Safety Association from 2013-2019
- SNAME Ship’s Machinery Committee and Panel M-45 on Fuel Cells,
- Classification Society Representative to the ISO Subcommittee on Marine Machinery and Piping Systems (ISO TC8/SC)
- US Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) to ISO.
Mr. Modesto Lezama is currently a Managing Principal Engineer for the Machinery, Propulsion, Electrical and Controls team in ABS Corporate Technology. He is an experienced electrical engineer on power, electrical and control systems for the Marine, Offshore and Onshore industries.
His areas of expertise include:
Power generation, power systems design, power systems analyses (Short Circuit, Arc Flash, Coordination and Protection, Harmonic study, Transient studies, Power Flow, etc.), earthing & grounding systems, classification review, verification, and qualification processes of MODU facilities, Semi-submersible Units, TLP, FPSO, Oil carriers, LNG vessels.
Automation and Control technologies, advanced power systems AC and DC electrical networks, energy storage systems (ESS), renewable energy sources (wind, solar, fuel cells), LV & HV energization protocols, Hazardous Areas classification, Risk Assessment/ Integrity Management, Electrical Safety and Hazard Analysis, Project HAZOP/LOPA Implementation Strategy.
Mr. Lezama received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Central University of Venezuela and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems from University of Houston. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Florida Metropolitan University.
Mr. Lezama is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Texas, and a Chartered Engineer member of the IET. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Technical Paper Review Volunteer of the IEEE Safety Sub-Committee, Member of the IEEE Marine Systems Coordinating Committee (MSCC), and the Marine Technology Society (MTS).