Management

Mr. Petterson was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on May 1, 2017, by the Board of Directors.   Mr. Petterson most recently has served as a private consultant to clients in the Oil & Gas sector and served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Executive Vice President at Chicago Bridge and Iron (CB&I) from 2009 to 2013.  Reporting directly to the CEO, he was responsible for all of CB&I's engineering, procurement and construction project operations and sales. Prior to CB&I, Mr. Petterson was CEO of Gearbulk, Ltd., a privately held company that owns and operates one of the largest fleets of gantry craned open hatch bulk vessels in the world.  He was also President and COO of AMEC Inc. Americas, a subsidiary of AMEC plc, a British multinational consulting, engineering and project management company.  Prior to joining AMEC, Mr. Petterson served in various executive and operational positions for Aker Maritime, Inc., the deepwater division of Aker Maritime ASA of Norway over the course of 20 years.  He spent the first nine years of his career in various positions at Norwegian Contractors, an offshore oil & gas platform contractor.  Mr. Petterson holds both master's and bachelor's degrees from the Norwegian University of Technology.

Mr. Marinko starts at Great Lakes with a strong background in operations and finance working for TransUnion, LLC through August 2013. Mr. Marinko was most recently President of the Consumer Services division at TransUnion leading the direct to consumer and business market, customer service, consumer compliance and marketing for the credit information company. Prior to his position as president, Mr. Marinko has been in increasing accounting and financial roles as Controller and Vice President of Finance at TransUnion since 1996. Prior to TransUnion, Mr. Marinko served as controller of Official Airline Guides. In his over 30 years of professional experience, Mr. Marinko has held roles specializing in accounting, finance, sales, systems and business operations.

Recent Stock Transactions by Mark Marinko
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Mar 8, 2017 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 35,651 n/a
Mar 9, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 14,479 n/a
Mar 10, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 23,402 n/a

Mr. Johnson was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2013. He had served as Senior Vice President since 2009. Previously, he held the position of Vice President and Chief Contract Manager of the Company since 2006. He joined the Company in 1983 as a Mechanical Engineer and has since held positions of increasing responsibility in domestic and international engineering and operations, including Area Engineer, Special Projects Manager, and Manager of Production Engineering. Mr. Johnson was named Vice President in 2002. Mr. Johnson earned a BS in Engineering from Purdue University and an MS in Construction Engineering & Management from Stanford University.

Recent Stock Transactions by Kyle D. Johnson
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Mar 10, 2017 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 47,198 n/a
Mar 2, 2017 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 3,852 n/a
Mar 15, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 4,167 n/a
Mar 9, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 16,364 n/a
Mar 13, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 4,310 n/a
Mar 10, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 27,981 n/a
May 9, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 7,874 n/a
Mar 14, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 3,326 n/a
May 21, 2013 Sell 7,659 8.20
May 7, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 6,614 n/a
Aug 29, 2012 Sell 21,722 7.48
Aug 29, 2012 Option Execute 21,722 3.82
Jun 6, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 8,398 n/a
Jun 27, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 5,316 n/a
May 27, 2010 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 3,684 n/a
Sep 16, 2009 Automatic Sell 2,000 7.13
May 20, 2008 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 4,893 n/a
Mar 19, 2007 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 459 5.80
Dec 26, 2006 Statement of Ownership 0 n/a

Mrs. LaVoy was appointed Vice President and General Counsel, Dredging Operations in July 2012. She joined the Company in 2007 as Assistant General Counsel. Mrs. LaVoy received her J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law and was an associate in the litigation department of the Chicago law firm Winston & Strawn LLP following graduation. Mrs. LaVoy earned a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She is a fourth generation dredger.

Mr. Simonelli was named Senior Vice President in February 2009. Mr. Simonelli is responsible for the Operations Support Group which includes Site Management, the Safety Health & Environmental Department, Field & Production Engineering and Risk Management. He was named a Vice President of the Company in 2002 and Special Projects Manager in 1996. He joined the Company in 1978 as a Project Engineer. Mr. Simonelli earned a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. He is a member of the Hydrographic Society, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Western Dredging Association.

Recent Stock Transactions by David E. Simonelli
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Mar 10, 2017 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 47,907 n/a
Mar 2, 2017 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 6,337 n/a
Mar 15, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 11,403 n/a
Mar 9, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 19,835 n/a
Mar 13, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 6,465 n/a
Mar 10, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 29,465 n/a
Dec 12, 2014 Sell 10,000 8.00
May 9, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 8,791 n/a
Mar 14, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 3,215 n/a
Dec 2, 2013 Sell 2,000 8.88
Nov 27, 2013 Sell 1,766 8.85
Nov 26, 2013 Sell 234 8.85
Nov 25, 2013 Sell 1,000 8.85
Nov 20, 2013 Sell 5,000 8.67
May 27, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 4,314 8.22
May 7, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 11,023 n/a
Aug 15, 2012 Sell 17,000 7.45
Jun 6, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 12,920 n/a
Jun 27, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 13,759 n/a
May 27, 2010 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 13,333 n/a
May 20, 2008 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 5,388 n/a
Mar 19, 2007 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 653 5.80
Dec 26, 2006 Statement of Ownership 0 n/a

Mr. Shea was named President of Environmental Operations in November 2015.  He has over 25 years of experience in global engineering, environmental services and construction management services.  Prior to joining Great Lakes, Mr. Shea was at CH2M Hill, Inc., a global environmental and engineering consulting services firm, where he was most recently President of the Environmental and Nuclear Business Group.   Prior to his nine year tenure at CH2M Hill, Mr. Shea was employed by Envirocon, Inc. as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning.  Mr. Shea started his career at Waste Management (formerly Chemical Waste Management) in 1986.   He received a BS in Chemistry from the University of Arizona.

Mr. Auernhamer was named Vice President and Area Manager, Gulf Coast in 2012. He started with Great Lakes in 1990 as a Field Engineer after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He was promoted to Hydraulic Division Engineer in 1999, and a Project Sponsor in 2006 and Area Manager, Gulf Coast in 2011.

Mr. Becker has managed the Equipment Maintenance and Mechanical Engineering Departments since 1995. He joined the Company in 1984 as a Field Engineer and holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Mr. Bisal was named Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer in 2013. From 2004 until joining Great Lakes, Mr. Bisal was with Walmart Stores, Inc. in various positions, with the most recent being the Vice President and General Counsel of International. Before joining Walmart, Mr. Bisal was with two law firms, a partner at Hale & Dorr and an associate at Buchanan Ingersoll. Mr. Bisal received both his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and J.D. from Rutgers University.

Mr. Gillespie was named Vice President and Special Projects Manager in 1997. He joined the Company in 1987 as a Project Engineer and previously served as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Gillespie earned a BS in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a graduate degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tulane. He is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers.

Mr. Hanson has been a Vice President of the Company since 2006. Mr. Hanson joined the Company in 1988 as an Area Engineer in its Staten Island Division Office. He earned a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1979. Mr. Hanson began his career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Galveston, Texas and Los Angeles, California, and then with Connolly Pacific Company in Long Beach, California. Mr. Hanson is currently the President of the Western Dredging Association and is a board member of several industry trade associations.
Mr. Karas has been Senior Vice President of the Company since 2009. Previously, Mr. Karas has served as a Vice President since 2002, and was named Chief Estimator in 1992. He joined the Company in 1983 as Project Engineer in the Hopper Division. Mr. Karas earned a Bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the Western Dredging Association and the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering.
Recent Stock Transactions by John F. Karas
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Jun 6, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 4,134 n/a
Jun 27, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 5,003 n/a
May 27, 2010 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 3,596 n/a
May 20, 2008 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 4,660 n/a
Mar 30, 2007 Automatic Sell 13,770 6.75
Mar 28, 2007 Automatic Sell 130 6.75
Mar 27, 2007 Automatic Sell 100 6.75
Mar 19, 2007 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 459 5.80
Dec 26, 2006 Statement of Ownership 0 n/a

Mr. LaMourie was promoted to Vice President, Hopper Dredge Division in 2013. Previously, he served Great Lakes as Hopper Dredge Manager, Senior Production Engineer and Project Sponsor. Mr. LaMourie brings over 25 years of experience within the dredging industry. He has earned a bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Mr. Morrison was promoted to Vice President and Area Manager, South in 2012. He began his career with Great Lakes in 1989 as a Field Engineer and was quickly promoted to Project Superintendent and Operations Manager in the Hopper Division. Mr. Morrison became a Division Engineer in 2000, and a Project Sponsor in 2006 and Area Manager, South in 2011. Since 2011 he has been the Area Manager for the South region and will continue with that position in addition to his role as Vice President. Mr. Morrison graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management.

Mrs. O'Halloran was appointed to her position of Vice President, Corporate Controller in 2013. She previously served as Treasurer of the Company since 2011 and also held the role of Director of Investor Relations and Financial Reporting since joining the Company in 2006. Prior to Great Lakes Mrs. O'Halloran was Director of Corporate Accounting at TransUnion, LLC. Mrs. O'Halloran is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University and a M.B.A in Finance from St. Xavier University in Chicago.

Recent Stock Transactions by Katherine Hayes O'Halloran
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
May 9, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 3,465 n/a
Apr 24, 2014 Statement of Ownership 0 n/a

Mr. O'Brien was named a vice president of the company several years after he assumed leadership of the Middle East Division. There he has inaugurated and completed several large joint venture projects in Bahrain and Qatar, one of which is the largest in the company's history. He joined the company in 1979 as a rangeman on a field survey team, and soon rose to be a project and area engineer. In 1990 he was named manager of the Midwest Division in Cleveland. Since 1996 he has had management responsibilities in the Middle East. He received his BA degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island in 1978.

Mr. O'Hara has been a Vice President and Division Manager of the Company since 1988. He joined the Company in 1978 as Cost Accountant. He is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers. Mr. O'Hara received a BS from the University of Illinois.

Mr. Owaidat has 25 years of experience in the geotechnical and environmental services industry. He founded Magnus in 2008 after spending six years as a Regional Manager at Envirocon, Inc. where he was responsible for managing Envirocon’s geotechnical services, as well as California operations including business development, estimating, and operations. Prior to Envirocon, Mr. Owaidat was employed by Geo-Con, Inc. as a Western Regional Manager.  He received a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and an MSc in Construction Management from Washington University in St. Louis.

Mr. Roberts was named Vice President in 2011 having managed the Field Engineering Department since 1996. He joined the Company in 1989 as a Field Engineer Intern and within Field Engineering roles worked on Company projects throughout the US and Middle East. He holds a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Murray State University and completing Master of Business Administration from Lewis University. He is a member of American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.

Mr. Strahley has more than 30 years of experience in the environmental remediation industry, including ten years at Rocky Mountain Arsenal (RMA) where he directly managed eight projects totaling more than $80 million in value.  He is responsible for all operational aspects of Great Lakes Environmental and Infrastructure Solutions, as well as assisting the president in the development and execution of the long-term strategy and growth of the company.

Previously, Mr. Strahley was with Envirocon, Inc. as Director of Remediation Services where he was responsible for overall safety, profitability and success of the service line including both operations, estimation and business development. Prior to Envirocon, Mr. Strahley was at Ferguson Harbour Inc. where he was the Vice President of Operations.  He received his BA in Business Administration from Bluffton University.

Mr. Walsh has more than 28 years of experience in operations management with cross-functional experience in industrial cleaning operations, environmental health and safety, fleet management, sewer cleaning and inspection, remediation, project management, and waste transportation. Prior to being named President of Terra, Mr. Walsh served as Chief Operating Officer for GLEIS and was instrumental in bring both Terra and GLEI together to standardize process and procedures.  Previously, Mr. Walsh served as the Chief Operating Officer of Terra.  Prior to Terra Contracting Services, Mr. Walsh was at Inland Industrial Services Group where he was the Senior Vice President of Operations.  He received his BS in Business Management from University of Phoenix and his MBA from Michigan State University. Mr. Walsh is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Zimmerman was named Vice President and Special Projects Manager in 2009. He joined the company in 1982 as a Field Engineer. Mr. Zimmerman earned a BS in Construction Management Technology from Purdue University. His is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the Western Dredging Association.

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