Dutton joined ECA as a sales engineer in 1975 and quickly advanced to the role of Philadelphia branch manager at age 29. He spent many years as executive vice president of sales and marketing before eventually being promoted to president.
"I am pleased to have contributed to the advancement of the deep foundation construction industry. But mostly, I am honoured and privileged to have worked with competitors, suppliers, customers, and employees to provide the same growth and opportunities I have experienced in a career that has spanned nearly five decades," said Dutton on his retirement.
"Throughout his career, Ben has touched many of us - employees, customers, vendors, trade groups, and competitors alike - and could always be counted on for his industry knowledge, vision, professionalism, sales acumen, and friendship," said ECA's CEO Roy Kern. "He's been a force within our industry and a huge contributor towards the development and growth ECA has enjoyed over the last 40-plus years."