NETSCo, a naval architecture and marine engineering firm based in Columbia Station, Ohio, has announced that its president and CEO, Richard Mueller, has been named president-elect of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). Mueller take over in 2024.

Mueller has been a SNAME member for over 46 years and has been actively involved in several of the society's leadership activities. He was chairman (chair) of the technical committee for the SNAME Maritime Conference (SMC) in 2023 and has been appointed to be chair of SMC 2024.

In addition, he served in various elected positions including six terms as chair for the Great Lakes/Great Rivers Section. He has served on the SNAME executive committee and council for more than 20 years. Additionally, he has served two six-year terms as regional vice president, Central and Gulf region. 

“Richard's experience, vision, and leadership qualities will be invaluable in guiding SNAME towards excellence and continued growth,” Rick Spaulding, SNAME's president said in a statement. “I have no doubt that he will excel in his new role and leave a continued lasting impact on the organization.”