Jason Aspin, CEO and co-founder of Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA), received the Marine Technology Society’s Dynamic Positioning Committee’s Distinguished Achievement Award for 2017 at the Dynamic Positioning Conference in Houston on October 10, 2017. The award recognizes him for his significant contributions to the industry.

Along with the award, the DP Committee said that Jason’s development and application of hybrid power to marine systems has lowered fuel consumption, reduced airborne pollution and increased efficiency aboard marine vessels. His inventions, which include the first DNV certified system to operate in DP3 closed bus configuration, have increased efficiency while addressing risk management. His latest innovations in continuous on line testing are bringing into reality the industry’s common goal of continuous and independent performance validation of critical systems. His participation as both a leader and an ardent supporter of these initiatives has enabled equipment manufacturers, owners and industry regulators to advance efficiency, reduce emissions and increase operational reliability, without compromising safety. The success of the systems and technologies he has pioneered has led classification societies, vessel owners and manufacturers to follow suit, benefitting the entire industry.

Congratulations Jason on being recognized for your many accomplishments.