October 23 - Global marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group has appointed Jerome Rutler as group ceo, taking over from Andrew Squire, effective January 1, 2018.

Squire, who has served as group ceo for the last ten years, will assume the role of group deputy chairman.

Rutler, current group coo, joined LOC in March 2016 and has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas, petrochemicals and marine industries.