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Mike Langen, VP of Marine Construction & Technology to Retire & Dirk deGroot Hired as Director of Marine Construction

November 9, 2021

Mike Langen, VP of Marine Construction & Technology, plans to retire from Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. at the end of the year after 25 years of dedicated service. First joining in 1983, Mr. Langen started at Global as a diver, working on many oil spill jobs. He later rejoined Global in 1998 with an engineering degree as a construction manager where he worked his way to his present role. During Mr. Langen’s time at Global, he has been crucial in the execution of some of our largest, daunting, and most complex projects.

Dan Pierson, senior vice president said, “Mike has served this company exceptionally these 25 long years. His expertise and commitment has been a driving force for getting Global where it is today. While it is sad to see him go, we are glad he will be able to get some well deserved rest. His hard work is leaving Global in a great position for its future.”

Dirk deGroot was recently hired on as Global’s Director of Marine Construction. He will be responsible for managing the major projects team and expanding Global’s capacity in the marine construction market around North America. Mr. deGroot holds a degree in Material Science & Engineering from the University of Washington and holds several other certifications.

Mr. deGroot has been in the maritime industry since 2002 where he began as a Deckhand before going to school and returning as a field engineer and estimator. Mr. deGroot made his way to Global in 2013 where he worked under Mike Langen as a project engineer on ROV and marine construction projects. deGroot later rejoined Global in July of 2021 in his current role.


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