DSC Experts were busy in September Attending Conferences, Teaching and Receiving Awards: This is What Professionals Do
Often, September is associated with new beginnings, playing host to the start of the school year, the reappearance of football season, the emergence of the harvest, Labor Day and more. For DSC, September marked the opportunity to share their experiences, enthusiasm and knowledge with others in their community and industry attending and speaking at conferences, receiving awards and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders (the youth).
We take a look back on where our leaders appeared to not only celebrate their dedication but give insight on where industry enthusiast can gain information and lend support in 2023.
Oil Sands Conference, Ft McMurray – Alberta
Great leaders embrace knowledge. At the very beginning of the month, DSC’s Damon Gonzales, VP of Product Development, attended the 2022 Oil Sands Conference held in Ft. McMurray Alberta. DSC, known for its commitment to innovation embraced the pool of information shared as it strives to develop business in the Oil Sands market and learn more about the amazing work and technology that is being developed and used in the region.
According to Gonzales, „these relationship are invaluable to DSC and we are equally committed to helping our clients overcome challenges especially with our latest technology developments. We are looking forward to participating in the show next year”. Click here for more information on the Oil Sands Conference.
NSSGA Legislative Policy Forum, Capitol Hill – Washington, D.C.
DSC believes it is important to be part of the solution by staying involved. That being said, along with over 300 attendees, William Wetta, SVP of Product Development and Chief Technology Officer and Charlie Johnson, Director of Domestic Dredge Sales attended NSSGA’s Legislative Policy Forum on Capitol Hill where they met to ensure the voices of the aggregate industry were heard by meeting with Capitol Hill lawmakers on policies important to the industry.
Apart from attending the Legislative Policy Forum meeting, DSC was the proud sponsor for NSSGA’s rooftop Max Donor event. Did you know, ROCKPAC works to support candidates who understand and appreciate the value of aggregates operation and are committed to promoting sensible, scientifically-based safety and environmental laws and regulations. The aggregates industry’s voice is heard loud and clear in Washington, D.C., through the relationships that NSSGA members build with ROCKPAC.
To learn more about what NSSGA does and how you can make a difference visit www.nssga.org
IEEE- PCIC, Denver, CO
PCIC (Pretroleum and Chemical Industry Committee) has a long and storied history in the U.S., and the brand has been used to host a number of international conferences. It’s success is built upon high quality papers, personal recognition and reward, valued standards activities, mentoring, tutorial and networking.
The annual IEEE-PCIC conference is an exchange of technical ideas – not a trade show – that brings together professionals with a common focus on electrical installations and safety. DSC Engineers Damon Gonzales and Eliott Castanza were honored to join hands with APEGA licensed Alberta Engineers, write and present a paper on Advanced Electric Mining Dredge Designs. This is one example of DSC’s commitment to developing technology, growing relationships, and educating our employees. To learn more on PCIC visit www.ieeepcic.com
Discover Global Markets – DSC receives Export Achievement Award, Providence, RI
The Discover Global Markets is the U.S. Department of Commerce’s flagship business networking forum for U.S. exporters; this year it was held in Providence, R.I. and attended by DSC’s Director of International Dredge Sales, Charlie Sinunu. This year the focus of the conference was The Blue Economy, showcasing clean technologies, sustainability and logistics to protect our oceans, inland waterways and Great Lakes. Several of DSC’s partners were highlighted including Blue Wave Merchant Partners who were a sponsor of the event and Teledyne Marine who together with DSC and Trimble developed DSC VISION, the revolutionary technology for dredge operators to „see” underwater and increase dredge efficiency. Twenty U.S. Commercial Diplomats and Specialists from U.S. Embassies around the world were in attendance and participated in one on one meetings with attendees. Many agencies under the U.S. Department of Commerce such as the U.S. Exim Bank and Advocacy Center also were available for one on one meetings.
Sinunu, was able to visit with old friends such as Brittany Banta who is currently the Principal Commercial Officer based at the U.S. Consulate-General in Japan. Brittany was based in New Orleans and worked with DSC for many years together with John Henry Jackson, Erin Butler and the rest of the New Orleans based Commerce team. The Keynote speaker at the conference was the Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. DSC was one of two companies presented with an Export Achievement Award by Dale Tasharski, Deputy Director General of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service for new technology developments. In addition to receiving two Export Achievement Awards, DSC is one of only 3 companies in the entire USA who have been awarded the President’s E-Star Award twice for excellence in exports.
Junior Achievement Career Day, Reserve, La
It is a well-known fact that the youth of our country is a great asset. Youth are the future of tomorrow and are representing it at every level. The role of youths in nation-building is more important than one can ever imagine. In other words, the intelligence and work of the youth will take the country on the pathway of success. They are the building blocks of a country. It is with this foresight, DSC understood the importance of being part of programs such as Junior Achievement, and were honored to be invited to be part of their career day.
DSC’s table was met with energetic and enthusiastic youth eager to learn what they needed to do to achieve their goals. Representing DSC at the event was HR Manager April Johnson and HSE Assistant Manager, Mike Dickerson. Many of the attendees expressed dreams of becoming executives, engineers, and more. „The youth is the hope of our future and it is events like this that truly give us in the present hope”, said Johnson.
Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. To learn more or how to become involved visit https://www.jagno.org
For DSC this is what a great company does, in conjunction to all the events and awards DSC has been concurrently working on over 20 major projects.
DSC is a global leader in the dredge manufacturing industry, engineering superior customized dredging solutions to meet specific application needs, while continuing to exceed customer expectations. DSC Dredge designs and manufactures high quality, durable cutter suction dredges. At DSC Dredge, we help customers make THE RIGHT CHOICE. Quality, Innovation, Service, Commitment and Customization are key DSC attributes which explain why customers choose to work with DSC. DSC Dredge operates from three manufacturing facilities located in Reserve, LA, Poplarville, MS, and Greenbush, MI. For more information about the company and its products, services and customized solutions, please visit www.dscdredge.com and follow us on Social Media.