CEO of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Died September 11

Douglas B. Mackie, Chief Executive Officer of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) from 1995 to 2011, passed away on September 11, 2019. Mackie also served in many leadership roles at the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) including association president several times.

Mackie worked on dredges and tug boats during college before joining GLDD in 1978 after receiving his law degree from Northern Illinois University.

Mackie first served as GLDD’s corporate counsel and assistant secretary before being promoted to vice president and secretary. In 1995, he became the company’s president and CEO. When the company went public in December 2006, Mackie became chairman of the Board of Directors and in September of 2010, he retired from his daily leadership responsibilities but continued as a director of the company before retiring.

Mackie is survived by his wife Casey and family including GLDD’s Chief Legal Officer Katie LaVoy.

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