Carl A. Albert
Carl A. Albert has been a member of the Board of Directors of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation since 2010. Mr. Albert was Board Chair of Boise Inc., a leading manufacturer of a packaging and paper products company that was sold in the fall of 2013 for approximately $2 billion. Mr. Albert has had a distinguished career in the aerospace industry and more recently as an investor. Since 2000, Mr. Albert has served as Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Fairchild Venture Capital Corporation, a private investment firm. From 1990 to 2000, he was the majority owner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fairchild Aerospace Corporation and Fairchild Dornier Luftfahrt, GmbH, both aircraft manufacturers.
After providing start-up venture capital, he served from 1981 – 1988 as the Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Wings West Airlines, a regional airline that was acquired, during 1988, by AMR Corporation, the parent of American Airlines. Earlier in his career, he was an attorney practicing business, real estate and corporate law. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the UCLA School of Law.