Dredging Titan Douglas B. Mackie (May 3, 1952 – September 11, 2019)

Douglas B. Mackie

Douglas B. Mackie, Chief Executive Officer of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) from 1995 to 2011, passed away on September 11, 2019.   

Doug also served in many leadership roles at the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) including Association President several times.

He and his brother Don followed in their footsteps, Doug working on dredges and tug boats during college before joining the company in 1978 after receiving his law degree from Northern Illinois University.

Doug first served as GLDD’s corporate counsel and assistant secretary before being promoted to vice president and secretary.

In 1995, Doug became the Company’s President and CEO. When the company went public in December 2006, Doug became Chairman of the Board of Directors.

In September of 2010, he retired from his daily leadership responsibilities but continued as a Director of the company before retiring.

Doug successfully guided this company through some very significant events while at the same time growing the business both domestically and internationally.

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The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

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