Great Lakes Dredge & Dock appoints CEO
Mr. Petterson will join the Board immediately and assume the role of Chief Executive Officer once his application for U.S. citizenship, as required by the Jones Act, is finalized, which we expect to occur in Q1 2017.
Mr. Petterson’s 35-year career and extensive experience in the engineering, construction and maritime industries will be valuable to Great Lakes. He served as a private consultant to clients in the Oil & Gas sector.
Mr. Petterson served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Executive Vice President at Chicago Bridge and Iron (CB&I) from 2009 to 2013.
Prior to CB&I, he 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.
Mr. Petterson 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, he 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.
Mr. Petterson 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.