Dibner brings more than 40 years of continuous involvement in the maritime
industry, having commenced engineering studies and summer shipyard
apprenticeships at age 17. An MBA originally
trained as a naval architect and marine engineer, he was a senior partner
directing much of the maritime management consulting practice of Temple, Barker
& Sloane (later Mercer Management Consulting) for twenty-five years, after
which he founded DMA in 2002. An acknowledged expert in the field of bulk transportation and logistics, his clients include many of the world’s largest integrated oil companies, leading independent ship owners, shipyards, and the financial institutions that serve marine transportation industries.
Mr. Dibner has also provided services to governments and industry organizations including Intertanko, the American Waterways Operators, the US Maritime Administration, the Royal Navy, the American Petroleum Institute, the American Bureau of Shipping, and many industry associations throughout the world. He has testified before the United States Senate, the Federal Maritime Commission, and in various admiralty and civil marine proceedings.
Prior to his consulting career, Mr. Dibner designed merchant and naval ships in the United States and overseas.
Brent Dibner is a graduate of the University of Michigan
(BSE Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering) and Harvard University (MBA). He has and continues to serve on the boards
of various non-profits and has served as president of several others. He has addressed many maritime organizations
to speak at various topics and has been a frequent participant in Marine Money
events for more than a decade. He served
as Chairman of the Dibner Institute for the History of Science at MIT in
Cambridge, MA and is an Overseer Emeritus at the Huntington Library and Gardens
in San Mateo, CA.