SMS personnel are directly responsible for the quality of services provided to clients.


William Mahoney In-2C-14px

Managing Director

Bill directs the firm’s operations and business development.  His specialty consulting areas include compliance system development and continuity services.  Bill leads the SMSLLC team in developing compliance solutions that are simple, effective and appropriate to each client's needs.  He also leads the company in meeting the ever changing regulatory, safety and compliance challenges faced by the maritime industry. Bill holds a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a B.S. in Marine Transportation from Massachusetts Maritime Academy.  
Certifications: Safety & Quality Systems Auditor, Putting Your ISO System Online, ISO 9001: 2000 Transitioning, ISO 14001 Implementation, ISPS Code Company Security Officer & Ship Security Office

Roger Miller In-2C-14px

Director & Senior Project Manager

Roger is a seasoned maritime and consulting professional who coordinates the firm’s fiscal and business strategies. He has assisted numerous clients with the development and improvement of their compliance programs and is most valuable to the SMSLLC team in providing his analytical review and critique for key project deliverables.  Roger holds a B.S. in Nautical Science from Maine Maritime Academy and an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology - U.S. Business School in Prague.  

Certifications: Master (Oceans & Tonnage Unlimited), Internal Quality/Safety Auditor, ISPS Code Company Security Officer & Ship Security Officer, Risk Assessment/Accident and Investigation

John Hess In-2C-14px

Project Manager

John is an accomplished maritime professional with a career reflecting over 35 years of combined experience at sea and ashore providing management system services to various vessel operators.  He is a proponent of risk-based procedural control and behavioral-based safety.  He has performed hundreds of operational audits seeking process improvement as well requirement compliance.  John holds a B.S. in Marine Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.  

Certifications: Master (Oceans & Tonnage Unlimited), ISO 9000 Maritime Assessor/Lead Assessor, ISO 14001 Lead Auditor, Certified Quality Improvement Associate, DSMP Auditor, ISPS Code Company Security Officer and Ship Security Officer

Eric Brown In-2C-14px

Senior Consultant

Eric sailed as a licensed marine engineer onboard a variety of vessels and has held numerous shoreside positions.  He complements the SMSLLC team with his engineering experience and strong analytical skills.  He has experience with both commercial and governmental entities, including the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C. Eric holds a B.A. in History from Mary Washington College and a B.S. in Marine Engineering Technology from Maine Maritime Academy.

Certifications: Licensed Marine Engineer (Diesel & Steam), Safety & Quality Systems Auditor, ISPS Code Company and Ship Security Officer