ModuSpec Head Steps Down

After 25 years of pioneering work in the offshore industry, Leo Nagtegaal will step down as the head of ModuSpec.

Effective July 1, Leo will be succeeded by Duco de Haan, a 17-year veteran of ModuSpec, the company that was wholly acquired in 2008 by Lloyd's Register.

"In turning over the leadership of ModuSpec to Duco, I'm turning it over to a strong, dedicated leader who has proven his ability to lead our company into the future," Leo said.

Leo will assume a general advisory role for Lloyd's Register and ModuSpec. In addition, he will assist with setting up the Lloyd's Register Technical Centre in Singapore and will work closely with the National University of Singapore to develop graduate courses in rig and equipment reliability and safety.

Duco joined ModuSpec in 1994. He holds an Engineering degree in Energy Technology and a university degree in Maintenance and Safety Management. After working in various management positions within the ModuSpec Group, he was appointed Senior Vice-President of Lloyd's Register Energy Americas in May 2010.

"By adding ModuSpec to our energy business stream, Lloyd's Register strategically positioned itself in the drilling industry to fulfill our objective of actively sharing technical expertise with the upstream industry. Our clients are greatly benefiting from training programs offered at the ModuSpec Academy and from their expert advice," said Lloyd's Register's Chief Executive, Richard Sadler.

"ModuSpec and Lloyd's Register are fully committed to making the drilling industry safer, ensuring that the industry and society will continuously benefit from our global network of experts, extensive knowledge and customized solutions," he said. "ModuSpec is one of the most respected companies in the offshore sector, which is a testimony to Leo's strong commitment to technical expertise and client support. I am sure Duco is the right man to carry on that tradition."

Lloyd's Register has recently announced that Duco will hand over his duties in the Americas to Tim Protheroe, who is also leading the organization's marine business in the region.