Lloyds Register (LR) has appointed Kevin Humphreys as marine and offshore president for the Americas, and promoted Sung-Gu Park to Northeast Asia president.

Kevin Humphreys (left), Sung-Gu Park (right).

Humphreys has more than 30 years of maritime experience. He joins LR from Wärtsilä where he was general manager for market innovation and global merchant shipping sales. He succeeds John Hicks, who has taken up the role of LR strategic implementation director.

Park has worked at LR since 2007 and has held a variety of technical and strategic marketing roles across China, South Korea and the UK.

According to LR, Park has been at the forefront of the company’s partnerships and joint developments with key clients, working on pilot projects for 3D plan approval, initial design software, digital services and other initiatives to position LR as innovation leaders with designers and yards in North East Asia. He succeeds JT Lee, who is moving into a new role as LR ambassador.

LR said the appointments are part of its strategic focus to support its maritime clients address the demands of changing technology and the drive to decarbonise.