Global marine engineering consultancy LOC Group (London Offshore Consultants) announced appointments in two new positions; John Quarrington has joined the company in London as Group Marine Warranty Surveying Manager and Mark McGurran has been appointed to the Singapore office in the role of Asia Regional Hull & Machinery Coordinator.
John Quarrington is based in London where he will be supporting the Group Energy Services Director (Alex Harrison) with the continued development of LOC’s global marine warranty surveying activities across its 33 offices. A master mariner by background, John has worked for large engineering consultancies and oil companies around the world taking the lead on a range of oil and gas projects. He has many years’ experience in marine warranty surveying and has developed extensive relationships in the insurance markets in Houston, Singapore, Dubai, Oslo and London.
Mark McGurran joins the LOC Singapore office bringing with him 12 years’ seagoing experience up to chief engineer plus a further 10 years’ as a marine surveyor and salvage engineer. His particular expertise is in marine casualty investigations including groundings, machinery damage, collisions, total losses, sinkings and offshore asset damage. Mark has a wide range of industry contacts amongst H&M and LOH underwriters, P&I Clubs and shipowners.
Announcing the new appointments, Group Chief Executive, Andrew Squire said, “LOC’s growth over recent years has expanded our geographical reach as well as our capabilities. Last year we embarked on a program of internal restructuring to ensure that we are optimally positioned to deliver the best possible service to our customers. These key new appointments are a continuation of that process. I am delighted to welcome John and Mark to LOC and I look forward to their contribution. Both have a wealth of experience and are well known and well respected in their industry sectors. Both Mark and John will take responsibility for further raising LOC’s profile and developing new business for the Group.”