Dearborn Companies has appointed Patrick Clark as director of business development.
With a strong track record in relationship building, a passion for innovation, and a customer-centered approach, Clark will play a key role in positioning Dearborn for extensive long-term growth, particularly in the heavy lift, civil/structural, and specialized transportation industries.
His responsibilities include reinforcing and expanding service offerings in the upper Midwest, while fostering the company's continued growth along the U.S. Gulf Coast and beyond.
"Pat's appointment as director of business development is a strategic move that aligns with our business goals,” said Mike Walsh, president of Dearborn Companies. “His exceptional talent, expertise in the industry, and extensive experience make him the ideal choice for this role."
Before joining Dearborn, Clark enjoyed a successful 18-year career at LGH (formerly Lifting Gear Hire), where he held various sales, marketing, and training positions.
As part of the leadership team, Clark contributed significantly to LGH's growth and success.
He joined LGH in 2005 as an outside sales representative, developing a deep passion for the industry.
In 2012, he was promoted to construct and lead LGH's inside sales group.
Throughout his tenure, Clark has played a pivotal role in enhancing marketing initiatives, creating sales, and troubleshooting trainings, while also improving safety for equipment users.
His rigging expertise, leadership skills, and strong client relationships were instrumental in LGH's achievements.
In 2016, he received the ACRP’s impressive Trainer of the Year award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the industry.
Clark has also been actively involved in industry associations and conferences, including ASME, SC&RA, and ACRP, serving on committees and making presentations at industry events.
Also, he has published several articles on topics related to the heavy-lift and rigging industries.
Dearborn is a leading heavy lift and civil/structural engineering firm with over 70 years of global experience.
Its specialized services include ground condition surveys, tower crane foundations, lift planning, rigging engineering, and OS/OW transportation studies.
Dearborn also offers expertise in structural and civil construction engineering, 3D mapping, nondestructive examination, and concrete evaluation and repair design.
New Office Near Houston
Headquartered in metropolitan Chicago, Dearborn has a national presence and a broad range of clients in the energy, refining, chemical, transportation, and commercial construction markets.
The company has now added a new office near Houston, Texas, to better serve customers along the Gulf Coast.