American Bureau of Shipping
Army Corps of Engineers
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping
Lake Carriers Association
MARAD (United States Maritime Administration)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers
United States Coast Guard
© Northeast Technical Services Co., Inc. (NETSCo)
Trish McIntyre has more than 26 years of experience in project management as well as reviewing and approving machinery system design. Her responsibilities at NETSCo include managing and directing our group of experienced engineers and designers; defining the scope of projects and assigning resources, as well as interacting with clients, classification societies, and other regulatory agencies.
Prior to NETSCo, she held the principal engineer position at the American Bureau of Shipping in New Orleans for the machinery group and assisted in the development of the machinery sections of the Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels Under 90M in Length. Her other responsibilities included the role of project leader, vessel and equipment surveyor with extensive experience in Code, Rule and Regulation compliance in both design and implementation phases. Trish was also part of DNV-GL where she held positions of Senior Engineer and Surveyor for offshore vessel systems and drilling materials and components, as well as field engineer for Austal Shipbuilding for the LCS class ships focused primarily on propulsion system installation and operations.
Trish holds a degree in Marine Engineering from Texas A&M University and has served on the ABS Rule Development and Technical Committees.
Richard T. Nicholls has more than 30 years in the maritime industry, including four years at the U.S. Coast Guard Technical Office on Governors Island, New York. Over this time, he has been responsible for all phases of project management as well as building, piping and structural modifications, plus storage tank installation, designs involving hazardous materials, environmental compliance and use of special corrosion-resistant materials.
Prior to joining NETSCo, Richard worked with Marine Consultants and Designers, Inc., as well as in the defense and the petrochemical industry. His project experience includes vessel design, lengthening, repowering, self-unloader conversions, electrical generator installation, automation and other modifications for both ocean and lake vessels. He has also worked on bulk carriers, tankers, gas carriers, barges, tugs, passenger vessels and integrated tug barges.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute, and an MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College. He is a registered professional engineer in Ohio, Florida, and Wisconsin. Richard is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).
Jerome J. Mueller has over 30 years of in the marine business preparing technical specifications and design as well as detailed drawings for new installations and existing system modifications including diesel re-powerings, major conversions, piping system modifications and ship machinery surveys.
Prior to NETSCo he served as project leader for marine engineering projects such as boiler automations, self-unloading conversions, bow thruster installations, diesel engine re-powering and marine sanitation device retrofits.
In addition, Jerome has prepared, coordinated and supervised dock trials and sea trials for new and converted ships, both foreign and domestic.
Jerome is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Ohio and Florida. He is a member of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), The United States Propeller Club, Port of Cleveland as well as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Shawn Collins has almost 30 years of experience working in the Great Lakes maritime industry. He has extensive experience in machinery and structural repair, welding processes and procedures, metal fabrication, industrial construction, construction estimating, vessel operations, personnel, traffic, repair and maintenance oversight, marine machinery and equipment, new vessel construction, vessel re-powering, major system and structural replacements, system modifications and material handling systems both ship-board and shore-side.
Prior to joining NETSCo, Shawn held positions at G&W Industries, Manitowoc Marine Group (Cleveland Shiprepair Co.) and Oglebay Norton Marine Services before coming to NETSCo. Over this time, he gained experience in shipyard management and services, maintenance and repair oversight, emergency response and services, vessel operations, budget administration, business and project management.
Shawn is a member of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).
Jan Flores has more than 20 years in the maritime and offshore industry. He has developed a wide range of expertise including specialized and bulk marine transportation, complex offshore projects, offshore support vessels, shuttle tankers, FPSO/FSO, and LNG/CNG
Prior to joining NETSCo, he directed the FSO Group at OSG and was responsible for Business Development in the offshore market. While with OSG, Jan was the Technical Project Manager overseeing the development of the MT Overseas Cascade and the MT Overseas Chinook. Both vessels were the first two dedicated shuttle tankers in the Gulf of Mexico and now support the FPSO Pioneer, serving the Petrobras deepwater fields known as Cascade & Chinook. In addition, Jan held the position of Technical and Marine Superintendent at Crowley Maritime Corporation.
Jan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering with a specialization in Naval Architecture. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Florida. Jan is a member of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and serves as a member of the American Bureau of Shipping Americas, Technical Committee.
Richard A. Mueller has more than three and a half decades as an C-level executive, project manager, consultant. His experience includes overall corporate management, project management as an owner’s representative in oversight or hands-on positions. Richard also has extensive experience in vessel operations, manning, personnel, traffic and dispatch issues as well as providing repair and maintenance oversight.
Prior to founding NETSCo, Richard worked in crisis management experience: including vessel groundings, major mechanical casualties, on-scene investigations, oil spills, etc.
Richard is also one of the founders of Choice Ballast Solutions, a consulting and advisory services firm specifically for compliance with ballast water management (BWM) requirements. He holds a patent, 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.
Richard has been a member of SNAME for over 39 years and has held various elected positions including Chairman for the Great Lakes/Great Rivers Chapter, V.P. of Planning/Public Policy and currently serves as the FVP of Membership and services on the Council and Executive Committee. He is a longstanding member of the U.S. Propeller Club in Cleveland, OH and Tampa, FL. Richard is also an elected Member of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and serves on the ABS Great Lakes Members Committee.