May 10 - LOC Group has appointed Jerome Rutler to the newly created post of group chief operating officer.

Rutler joins the marine and engineering consultancy having gained more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas, petrochemicals and marine industries for a variety of companies. He spent 13 years at Bureau Veritas, most recently as vice president, corporate development for the marine, oil and gas division.

In his new position he will be responsible for LOC's global operations including the marine assurance and risk, energy and shipping sectors.