Paul Hite is a senior surveyor and lead auditor at ABS.  Since joining the organization in 2013, Hite has conducted various survey and audit types and has served as a panelist at a number of key marine towing industry informational events.  Prior to joining ABS, Hite served as a deck officer for seven years, five of which were spent on towing vessels. His experience in the towing industry includes vessel navigation, crew management, crew mentorship, client relations and regulatory compliance.


A native of the Washington, D.C., area, Hite graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in logistics and intermodal transportation.  He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in maritime and naval studies from SUNY Maritime College.