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Simonelli Promoted at Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

David Simonelli has been promoted to president of Dredging Operations at Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation. This is a new position created in a restructuring of the company's dredging operations which was announced on April 20.

The company also announced that the position of chief operating officer had been eliminated, and that Richard Lowry, who held that position, had left the company.

Simonelli joined the company in 1978 as a field engineer and since then has served as project manager for domestic and international dredging projects. He was named a vice president in 2002.

He was involved in putting project cost improvements into place, and especially in the establishment of the company’s incident and injury free (IIF) safety culture.

Simonelli holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and is a member of the Hydrographic Society, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Western Dredging Association.

Richard M. Lowry has been Chief Operating Officer of Great Lakes since 1991, and he played a major role in the growth of the company's domestic dredging business and its re-integration into international dredging markets.

Doug Mackie, president and CEO of Great Lakes, said "... I personally want to thank Richard Lowry for his many years of service and contributions to the company. Richard and I worked together for many years, enjoying many successes. I wish Richard the best in his future endeavors."

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