Dead River Names New CEO

Dead River Company, South Portland, Maine, will soon be under new leadership as its current COO, Casey Cramton, becomes President and CEO.

Thirty-six years after first walking through the doors, Deanna Sherman announced she will retire as President and CEO at the end of June and transition to the role of Senior Advisor.

Cramton has over 35 years of experience at Dead River Company and will become President and CEO on July 1.

“I could not be more pleased that Casey Cramton will become the new President and CEO,” said Sherman. “Throughout his career, which started in 1989 as a Manager Trainee, Casey has always been ready and eager to take on more responsibility. His leadership and experience within both the industry and company earned him his appointment to COO when I became president in 2016.  

Deanna Sherman

 “I am certain Casey will bring a fresh perspective to the office, and under his guidance, Dead River Company will continue to serve our customers and our communities just as we always have.”

Cramton is a U.S. Army veteran, and a graduate of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.

“The faith Deanna has shown in me, and the commitment all Dead River employees give to this company and our customers make it exciting to come to work every day,” said Cramton. “Deanna has done an exemplary job of leading this organization, most recently through the pandemic. We have continued to grow, while remaining true to our motto of ‘delivering on a promise’ to our customers and the communities we serve.”

“Our company is strong, and I am humbled and honored to be asked to lead this talented team into the future. I’m confident we’ll do great things together.”

Photos: Courtesy Dead River Company

Casey Cramton

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