President - Brad Busatto
Brad Busatto is the President of Industry Terminal and Salvage. He started at ITS as a barge cleaner in high school, and returned to work at ITS after graduation from the University of Denver. A “from ground up” education of the marine industry has allowed Brad to help lead his business in multiple disciplines. His experiences include marine towing, boat and barge repairs, barge loading/unloading, marine construction, and demolition.
After purchasing ITS in 2007, Brad has grown the company from a single boat, single fleet operation to one that operates six vessels at three landings. He also has acquired more than thirty barges that were repurposed for local towing of aggregates, coal, and gypsum. Gathering information and ideas from others to solve complex problems has helped Brad grow ITS quickly and responsibly.
Vice President - Don Checkan
Don Checkan started his marine career at the age of eighteen as a night watchman for C and C Marine. Don’s work ethic and leadership skills were quickly identified, and he earned his pilot’s license for the Western Rivers. He is now on his seventh issue and is a USCG Designated Examiner.
Don was promoted to General Manager of C and C Marine in 1996. Following a merger which formed CTC Marine, Don was made the Director of Logistics in 2008 and the General Manager in 2010. He was responsible for all operations for 35 vessels, 800 barges, and 4 shipyards.
Don joined ITS in 2013 to open our Aliquippa facility, and was promoted to Vice President shortly thereafter. Don was integral to the rapid growth of ITS. His experience in all types of marine transportation and construction have been vital to develop new areas of business.
General Manager - Shane Checkan
Shane is the fourth-generation licensed Western Rivers Pilot in his family who started as a deckhand with CTC Marine in 2004. After a couple of years working on deck, and in both the barge and vessel maintenance functions, Shane was placed in the Steersman’s program. After several years on the vessels, Shane’s leadership and organizational skills led him to a shoreside job as a logistics coordination and then manager quickly thereafter. The role of shipyard general manager was the next stop in Shane’s career path.
In 2013, Shane was recruited to be the logistics coordinator at ITS. Within two years, his incredible organizational skills and ability to problem solve complex led to his promotion as general manager. He has made programmatic changes to safety, training, hiring, and operational procedures in many areas. Shane continues to improve his skill sets through education such as Haz-wopper certification, the Seaman’s church, and many other areas of coursework.
Shane's dedication to the industry is also apparent by his serving on the Board of Directors of both the Pittsburgh Maritime Club, and the Waterways Association of Pittsburgh.
Safety & Compliance Manager - Colin Checkan
Colin Checkan is a fourth-generation professional mariner. Coin worked his way though college in a variety of marine activities. The experience gained by working as a deckhand, barge cleaner, dry mechanic, and assisting on pile driving construction jobs provided him with a sound foundation of knowledge.
Upon graduation of Slippery Rock University with a degree in both Business Management and Sustainable Management, in May of 2013, he joined ITS as a deckhand. He has since been promoted to compliance manager and led the company to Subchapter M compliance.
Colin earned accreditation as a Subchapter M Certified Lead Auditor from the Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau in 2018. He recently received his Apprentice Mate Steersman of Towing Vessels upon Western Rivers, and is perusing his full license.
Controller - Mike Dunkerley
Mike Dunkerley is the Controller at Industry Terminal & Salvage Co. Mike was recruited to the company in January 2019. Mike oversees all accounting functions at ITS, as well as manages the health insurance and 401K benefit plans. Mike helps develop all system-based functions across all areas of the business.
Before coming to Industry terminal & Salvage, Mike worked at the James Austin Company in Mars, PA. His tenure began in April 2004, and spanned for fourteen years. Mike was hired the Assisted Controller, and assisted in the accounting and computer operating system of the company. Mike was the team leader for implementing SAP/ERP system. In June 2017, Mike was promoted to the Vice President of Finance for the James Austin Company, was responsible for all accounting functions, the ERP system, human resources. Mike was a direct report to the Board of Directors.