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Gary Van Tassel is responsible for all technical aspects of Argent Marine's LNG small scale LNG initiatives. He is a naval architect and marine engineer by training who joined the Company at its inception in 1990.  With more than 35 years of LNG experience, Gary is widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading experts on LNG systems and marine vessels giving papers and chairing conference sessions on a variety of topics. Among many of his other accomplishments, he spearheaded the extensive refurbishment and refit of Argent Marine's 125,000 mᶾ LNG tankers enabling them to be successfully placed in service on behalf of Shell after periods of long lay-up. More recently, Gary has devoted his attention to the Company's Bulk and Intermodal AT/Bs and its IBV of which he is the inventor and design developer. Before joining Argent, Gary served as a Senior Cryogenics Engineer for the El Paso Marine Company. He holds an ME in Ocean Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology and a BS in Marine Engineering and Nautical Science from the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. Gary holds dual deck and engine US Merchant Marine Ship's Officer Licenses.