Ellicott Dredge implements leadership changes

By |  October 28, 2016
Heiko Osterchrist (left) and Craig Murdock (right). Photos courtesy of Ellicott Dredge.

Heiko Osterchrist (left) and Craig Murdock. Photos courtesy of Ellicott Dredge.

Ellicott Dredge Enterprises named Heiko Osterchrist as president of the company and Craig Murdock as its COO.

Osterchrist most recently served as managing director of Rohr International Holdings and Rohr/Idreco operations in the United States, Germany, France and Holland. According to Ellicott Dredge, he has more than 35 years of experience in international sales and business development.

Osterchrist was also on Ellicott Dredge’s board of directors from 2002 to 2009. He joined Ellicott Dredge in 2011 as its vice president, and, in that position, spearheaded the acquisition of the company’s three European-based ventures, including Rohr GMBH in Mannheim, Germany; Rohr France Srl in Betting, France; and Idreco BV in Doetinchem, The Netherlands.

Murdock was hired by Ellicott Dredge as Q.A. manager in 2010. He was then appointed director of corporate process improvement in 2013 for the Ellicott Dredges of Baltimore and Ellicott Dredge Technologies of New Richmond, Wisconsin. From there, he was promoted to general manager of the company in 2014. In that position, he was responsible for for manufacturing, engineering and materials while continuing oversight of process improvements for both of the company’s U.S. locations.

According to the company, Peter Bowe, its previous president and CEO, will continue as CEO and remain on its board. Marty Barnes, Ellicott Dredge’s previous COO, will continue serving as senior vice president focusing on IT and customer services projects.

“After 31 years of leading Ellicott Dredges, it is very gratifying for me to announce a new leadership cohort, all developed internally,” Bowe says. “And we are pleased that Marty Barnes will continue to offer us and our clients his unparalleled experience after a career already spanning over 50 years long with Ellicott. I look forward to the next stage of Ellicott’s success.”

Founded in 1885, Ellicott Dredges builds medium-sized cutter suction dredges for sand mining, harbor and navigation maintenance, water reservoir restoration, river and channel dredging, beach restoration and erosion control, and environmental clean-ups.

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