LOC elevates Jerome Rutler to Group Chief Executive

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Current Group COO Jerome Rutler
Current Group COO Jerome Rutler

As part of a group-wide strategy to strengthen its management team and ensure continuing high standards of customer service, LOC Group global marine and engineering consultancy LOG Group has announced two major enhancements to its senior team.

On 1st January 2018, Jerome Rutler, current Group COO, will take over from Andrew Squire as Group CEO. Mr Squire will take on a new role as Group Deputy Chairman.

Mr Rutler joined LOC as Group COO in March 2016 bringing with him more than 20 years’ experience in the oil & gas, petrochemicals and marine industries for a variety of companies, EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction and installation), consultancy and technical advisory. Mr Squire has worked for LOC since 1982, the past 10 years as Group CEO.

On announcing the appointments, Group Chairman, Dr Robin Bidwell, CBE said: “Customer relationships and delivering the highest quality of services are the cornerstone of LOC. As we continue to grow our scope of capabilities as well as our geographical footprint it is vital that we maintain and enhance the qualities that LOC is known for, across the world. Asking Andrew to take on a newly created executive role as my deputy will enable us to just that.

“Jerome joined us just over a year ago and has already made his mark across the Group. I am delighted that he has agreed to take on the challenge of Group CEO and I have every confidence that, under his stewardship, LOC will continue to grow.”

On accepting his new role, Mr Squire said: “I will focus my attention on our clients and the work that we do across the world. I will be leading a team dedicated to ensuring that we are fully supporting our clients and providing the services that are relevant to today’s needs.

“Over the past 18 months I have been building a strong management team and one of the results of this is that my chairman and I have asked Jerome Rutler to take over its leadership as CEO.”

Mr Rutler added: “I am honoured to accept the position of Group CEO. During my short time with LOC I have come to understand and appreciate the exceptionally wide range of skills contained within the company and the sheer professionalism of our teams located in 30 offices and 15 countries. I am looking forward to working with all my colleagues, and our global customers, to continue to drive LOC’s success.”