John McDonald will become ABS executive vice president and chief operating officer at the start of 2022
Mr McDonald will replace Tony Nassif who has announced his plan to retire on 31 December 2021.
Mr McDonald will assume the company’s head operations role on 26 July 2021 after 25 years of service with ABS.
He joined ABS in 1996 as a surveyor and served in various frontline operational roles in South Korea, northern Europe, Africa and the central region for the Americas division.
Mr McDonald has held the position of vice president of occupational health and safety for ABS bureau and group and led former ABS divisions in Europe and in the Pacific. He also has held operational leadership roles including senior vice president of the Western Hemisphere survey operations and, most recently, senior vice president of global business development and the global marine market sector.