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Eric W. Linsner joined IRI in January 2011 after a distinguished career in vessel management. He brings 37 years of LNG design and operational experience to IRI where he provides guidance on technical and commercial issues relating to LNG vessels. He was previously employed by PRONAV Ship Management, Inc. (PRONAV) as Senior Vice President where his responsibilities included the management of eight LNG vessels under the RMI flag. His areas of expertise include policy development, regulatory compliance and commercial management. Prior to joining PRONAV, Mr. Linsner was Vice President of Energy Transportation Corporation (ETC), which previously operated these vessels under US flag. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing the company’s quality management system including ISM and ISO certification. He also has experience in P&I claims handling, maritime labor relations, crew training and logistics in support of this fleet. During his tenure at ETC, Mr. Linsner served as the General Manager of the Osaka, Japan branch office, responsible for the maintenance and operations of the vessels. He has experience in new construction supervision of the fleet and while on active duty in the USCG, participated in LPG and LNG vessel plan review, LNG containment system approvals and the development of the US position for the 1973 IMO Gas Code. Mr. Linsner has participated in various industry associations and advisory groups. He received his M.S. in Engineering Administration from George Washington University and his B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute where he has served as a visiting professor.