Regional Manager Apostolos Poulovassilis will depart LR in November 2014 to join Eletson Corp.

Theodosis Stamatellos (48) has been promoted to the important Lloyd's Register area management role in  Greece, East Mediterranean & Adriatic (GEMA). Having worked very closely with the departing LR Regional Marine Manager, Apostolos Poulovassilis, for the past eight years, he will be taking over these area responsibilities in addition to his Greek Country Manager position. A classification veteran, Mr Stamatellos has the experience and background for the role. He has been a key member of the LR GEMA management team over the past 5 years and is ideally placed to lead in this highly important market for us.

Tom Boardley, Marine Director, Lloyd's Register, commenting, said: "On behalf of Lloyd's Register, I thank Apostolos for his distinguished service and significant contribution to the LR Group over the last 24 years. We are sorry to be losing Apostolos but wish him all the very best in his new role. We are very pleased that Theodosis is able to step up to the Area Management role and immediately continue to provide the leadership and support that our Greek and GEMA area clients require."

Mr Stamatellos said: "I am very proud to be given the opportunity and the challenge to continue the representation and leadership of our business in Greece, the Adriatic and East Mediterranean. The  consistent delivery of the safety and performance services that our clients need as well as strengthening the role and purpose of classification societies will continue to be the focus of our activities here."

Mr Poulovassilis commented: "I would like to thank everyone at Lloyd’s Register and all our clients for their incredible support, cooperation and trust over the years and I am sure that this will continue in the future. I am looking forward to my new career in ship operations with a first class company and confident that Theodosis will be able to support the Greek and wider area clients with the quality service they need."