Michael Klein-Ureña is vice president of business development at SanSail Group, a green marine-development company that provides training in LNG fuel operations, comprehensive services for LNG fuel logistics, development of LNG infrastructure, and project management for turnkey vessel conversions to LNG power.
He is experienced in green shipping and technology and has worked on innovative projects such as an economic optimization of hull cleaning as well as designs of alternative energy propulsion systems and hull forms. He is involved in the Marine Vessel Environmental Performance (MVeP) program as a technical reviewer for multiple subject areas, and has guest lectured on green ship design and marine gas engines at Universidad Veracruzana.
In addition to his work with Thomas Electric Control and George G. Sharp, Inc., Michael has broad maritime experience in ship design and construction at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, NASSCO, and Bath Iron Works; ship operation on board the USNS Pecos (T-AO 197); environmental engineering at BMT Designers & Planners; and ship classification at the American Bureau of Shipping.
Michael has been a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) since 2006, where he has served on committees for environmental engineering, marine forensics, and student leadership. He continues to mentor SNAME rising student leaders and has also held several leadership positions at Webb Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute.