Stan Ekren, Vice President/Manager, Rivers & Lakes Division, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company LLC 

Stanley W. Ekren is vice president/manager of the Rivers & Lakes Division of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. He has more than 40 years of experience in the dredging industry and has been involved in dredging opportunities on five continents. Ekren has experience working on contracts related to harbor/channel deepening projects, beach and marsh restoration, land creation, car tunnel crossings, navigation dredging and inland reservoir dredging. He also has worked with 25 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district offices, from the West Coast, East Coast and Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes, Mississippi River System and Mid-America. Prior to his time at Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, Ekren owned B+B Dredging, a small business HubZone hopper dredge company.