SNAME is an internationally recognized non-profit, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers.
NETSCo is proud to announce that Richard A. Mueller, its CEO/President has been nominated by his peers and approved by the Fellows Committee to be elevated to the prestigious membership grade of Fellow in SNAME.
Richard has been a member of the SNAME for over 39 years and has held various elected positions including four  terms as Chairman for the Great Lakes/Great Rivers Section, F.V.P. of Planning/Public Policy and he currently serves as the Functional Vice President of Membership as well as on the Council and the Executive Committee.
According to the SNAME bylaws, “The grade of Fellow may be accorded exclusively to individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, or allied disciplines through significant achievements in design, research, production, operation, education or associated management.”
Richard has almost four decades as an C-level executive, project manager, and consultant. As founder of NETSCo, Inc., in 1984, his experience includes overall corporate management, and project management as an owner’s representative in oversight or hands-on positions. He also has extensive experience in vessel operations, manning, personnel, traffic and dispatch issues as well as providing repair and maintenance oversight. Richard is also one of the founders of Choice Ballast Solutions, a consulting and advisory services firm with a specific focus on compliance with ballast water management (BWM) requirements. He holds eight  patents, both US and international, and is the inventor/designer for the Nutech O3 Mark III System. This BWMS was IMO Type Approved and Flag State Approved in Korea and was sold to NK O3, the current provider of the Blue Ballast System. Richard has extensive experience with all types of BWMS design, installation, testing, start up and service.
Northeast Technical Services Co., Inc. (NETSCo) was formed in 1984 to provide marine engineering, design and consulting services. The specific goal was to foster lasting relationships with every client and to share the unique talents and experience of our personnel in developing methods and systems that a ship owner or operator could incorporate to make his vessels, crew, and loading/unloading terminals work more efficiently and cost effectively. Today, NETSCo is one of the most respected maritime engineering firms in the United States. From concept through actual construction and warranty support, NETSCo strives to be a leader in offering end-to-end solutions to complex maritime problems in delivering value without compromising on performance, safety or the environment. Visit our website www.NETSCo.us for more information.