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Dave Lee

Dave graduated from Purdue University with a BSc in mechanical engineering technology and an associate of science degree in computer integrated manufacturing technology. He has over 20 years’ experience in many aspects of the maritime industry including engineering, production, maintenance, quality, project management and business development. Dave gained his experience starting at Michelin North America followed by Jeffboat and ACBL, and most recently transitioning to the newly created new sales team for ABB Marine & Ports. At ABB he serves as a senior account manager of new builds, overseeing and leading all sales initiatives for towboats, tugs, barges, dredging, offshore wind and marine construction throughout North and South America. Dave has a passion to bring to the maritime industry technology that greatly improves a vessel’s energy efficiency and that is on the cutting edge of the digital revolution. The new sales team is responsible for developing the business strategy for hybrid and electric solutions throughout the maritime industry.


Futureproofing your fleet: A low-carbon tug designed for the US market

Peter Soles (Glosten) and Dave Lee (ABB) will introduce a first of its kind, dual-fuel hybrid electric tug design with more than 90-tons bollard pull. This adaptable, sensibly designed tug provides operators with a viable path to carbon-neutral operation that minimizes business risk and enhances competitiveness. The presenters will discuss the overall design intent, the arrangement of the propulsion and electrical distribution system, and specific cost/adaptability benefits for vessel operators.