Keith Shepherd Joins DCL Mooring & Rigging as CEO/President


By The Maritime Executive 01-24-2020 11:59:00

DCL Rigging & Mooring (DCL) has strengthened its management team by welcoming the addition of Mr. Keith Shepherd as CEO & President. Mr. Shepherd was formerly North America Senior Sales Manager of the Cortland Company and has 30 years of experience creating and growing markets & companies in the Rigging, Aerospace, Defense, Heavy Lift and Mooring Industries.

Keith Shepherd commented: “DCL has envisioned aggressive change & growth with an agenda intended to move it forward as our industry embraces changing technology and challenging regulatory & market conditions.  DCL has been a valuable and quality-orientated partner to our customers and we look forward to improving and growing these partnerships.  DCL intends to rapidly bring new products & services online, add new markets, and increase our customer base. We are increasingly optimistic about 2020 and I look forward to connecting with DCL’s customers and vendors as the weeks go by.”

Hans Jonassen, Sr. Vice President of DCL and industry veteran, added: “Anyone in this industry can see that the magnitude and severity of the changes impacting all involved are accelerating."  Hans elaborated that: “The addition of Keith as our CEO/President is a very visible demonstration that DCL will not be standing still!  DCL has a fabled 75-year history of providing customers with safe, high-quality solutions in the rigging, heavy-lift, and mooring markets and we look forward to doing the same in new markets. We, at DCL, are excited about the future with a quality and forward-looking professional such as Keith!”

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