Mr. Lagarenne joined SC Ports in August 2018 as the Director of Engineering & Permitting and is currently Vice President, Engineering & Facilities. Mr. Lagarenne is responsible for the execution and permitting of all capital engineering and large crane procurement projects from conception to completion, and maintenance, repair, and care of the Ports’ terminal facilities.

Prior to joining SC Ports, Mr. Lagarenne worked briefly as a regulator before entering the consulting engineering industry where he worked for over 36 years on a diverse portfolio of projects. Beginning as a project engineer, he quickly progressed to project manager and senior manager with responsibilities ranging from business development to planning and design through construction. His projects included water, sewer and drainage infrastructure, site development, vertical construction, and mechanical equipment procurement for major utility companies, local and state agencies, being responsible for managing and completing all design, permitting, bidding and construction management. He also served as both design project manager and construction manager for a major wastewater collection project delivered via the Progressive Design-Build methodology. His experience also included assignments on several major projects at SC Ports, including the expansion of the Wando Welch Terminal in the early 1990s, and serving as the Owner’s Engineering Representative for the new SC Ports Authority’s Main Office Building, just prior to joining SC Ports.

Mr. Lagarenne graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in five states, including South Carolina. He is a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Life Member of the Water Environmental Association of South Carolina where he served as President in 2010-2011 and was admitted to the WEASC’s Chapter of the 5S Society. In addition, he was a member of the American Water Works Association, serving in several committee chairmanship rolls, and the Water Environment Federation where he served as the South Carolina Delegate for three years, and received the WEF Arthur Sidney Bedell Award (2010).