J.F. Brennan Company Inc. announced June 13 that President and CEO Matt Binsfeld was named the 2019 Dredger of the Year on June 6 at the 2019 Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Dredging Summit and Expo in Chicago, Ill. The highly respected award recognizes one individual annually who has made extensive and outstanding contributions to the dredging community.
With more than 550 members, WEDA is a non-profit technical organization devoted to the exchange of knowledge in the dredging, navigation, marine engineering, and construction industries. Governed by a 17-member board of directors, WEDA covers seven regions throughout North, Central, and South America. Brennan is a long-standing committed member of WEDA, with multiple employees participating in the organization.
Binsfeld thanked his mentors, his family and his family away from home–his Brennan family. When asked to summarize his experience working within the marine industry and his new title as 2019 Dredger of the Year, Binsfeld shared the following:
“I am truly honored to receive this award. The Western Dredging Association is an important group for the advancement of the dredge industry in the United States, North and South America. To be recognized amongst your peers is always nice; however, I find it more an opportunity for reflection. I have been truly blessed to have some wonderful mentors in my career; the only way I can repay them is to pay it forward. Most of all I want everyone to know that this is an award for all of Brennan. There is not a day that goes by when I don’t think about how lucky and fortunate I am to work with so many awesome and dedicated people. Our work has great purpose and we are making a positive impact in this country because of our great team and high-quality work.”
J.F. Brennan Company Inc. is a family-owned marine solutions company based in La Crosse, Wis., on the Mississippi River that specializes in providing marine, environmental, dam, harbor and railroad solutions to public and private owners of civil infrastructure.