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Keith Shepherd Joins DCL Mooring & Rigging as CEO/President

Posted on January 14, 2020

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 forward-looking professional such as Keith!”

ISO Certified and located in New Orleans, LA, DCL Mooring & Rigging (DCL) has been serving the Marine, Industrial, and Offshore Industries for 75 years. DCL maintains one of the largest inventories of domestic and foreign, new and used anchors, anchor chains, rigging, fenders, buoys and fittings in the United States. DCL can test, inspect & manage your entire fleet of lifting assets and sells & leases marine products and solutions globally.  To learn more, visit