James A. Watson

James A. Watson, former director of the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), joined ABS as president and chief operating officer of the Americas division. Watson has operational responsibility for activity in North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean. He takes over from Robert Gilman, who moved to the ABS Group (ABSG) of companies as senior vice president and head of technical inspection services at ABSG Consulting. Gilman leads global technical inspection services for the offshore and energy industries.