January 7, 2010
LR North America names new VP
Lloyd's Register North America has a new Vice President and Marine Manager for the United States. It has named Bud Streeter to the position, which includes responsibility for Panama, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Previously he was the classification society's Marine Manager Canada. For the immediate future, he will retain his Canadian responsibilities. He will be based in Lloyd's Register North America's Fort Lauderdale office.
Mr. Streeter has more than 40 years of experience in marine engineering, maritime security, and industry legislative affairs. He takes over from Graham Brown who retired at the end of November 2009 after 28 years of service.
Mr. Streeter's career experience includes executive positions at Marine Atlantic Inc. and Transport Canada, where he headed Canada's delegation to various committees of the International Maritime Organization and acted as administrator of the program for the Arctic Water Pollution Prevention Act.
"Bud's keen understanding of legislative and regulatory issues underpinning marine-safety initiatives will strengthen the role we undertake as a Recognized Organization with many governments," says Tim Protheroe, Regional Marine Manager and President of Lloyd's Register North America, Inc. "His international connections, strong commitment to marine safety and security will give us a holistic view of the marine industry throughout North America and help strengthen and expand our ability to serve marine clients and stakeholders at a time of significant change in shipping."
Mr. Streeter began his career at the Canadian Coast Guard College in 1969 as an engineering cadet. After obtaining his diploma in Marine Engineering, he sailed on various government and commercial ships and then served as an instructor at the Coast Guard College. Executive positions at a number of marine organizations followed, and he joined Lloyd's Register in April 2002. He served as a member of the Canadian Advisory Council on National Security from its inception in 2005 until August 2009.
It is intended that a new appointment for Marine Manager, Canada will be made.