Construction services company appoints new CFO

Orion Group Holdings has appointed Scott Thanish as its new CFO. He replaces Robert Tabb, who resigned in October 2021 to become CFO at privately-held Signal Energy Constructors.

Orion is based in SE Houston. The company was formed in 1994 to provide dredging and other marine construction services. However, it later diversified into concrete construction services. The company has revenues of over $600 million and a market cap of $96 million.

CEO and interim CFO Mark Stauffer was fired in April 2022. Chairman Austin Shanfelter took over as interim CEO until Travis Boone was appointed as its new CEO last month. Mr. Boone was a regional CEO of AECOM, an infrastructure engineering firm.

The root of the problems appears to be negative margins in the concrete segment, especially in the Austin and San Antonio regions, relatively new territories for the company.  The company had inexperienced management and weak relationships with customers in these regions and was unable to pass on cost increases.

Mr. Thanish joins from CHC Group, a private company providing helicopter services to the oil and gas industry. He has been CFO there for almost 5 years. He will receive a base salary of $425,000.

SEC filing – Orion Group CFO appointment




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