President, Dredging Division


Mr. Simonelli is responsible for the Company’s Dredging Division, which includes Estimating, Engineering, Operations, Plant & Equipment, and Foreign Operations. Over the course of his career at Great Lakes, Mr. Simonelli managed many of the Company’s large domestic and international projects, and was named Vice President in 2002. He has since held various positions in Technical Operations, Risk Management and Safety, and was promoted to Senior Vice President of the Company’s Operations Support Group in 2009, and to President of Dredging in 2010.


Mr. Simonelli earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 1978 and joined the company after graduation. He is a member of the Hydrographic Society, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and The Moles, a fraternal organization of the heavy construction industry.