• April 23-25, 2025 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Gedge Knopf


Vice President, Project Development

Gedge Knopf is a heavy crane, rigging and transport industry veteran with 25 years of direct industry experience. Duties at OXBO include the management of the Project Development Team which is responsible for customer relationship management, project estimating and proposal development, contract negotiation and project coordination.

Previous industry roles have included Project Manager, Project Sponsor, Regional Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and General Manager including responsibility for Engineering, Operations, Support and Development teams. Mr. Knopf is a graduate of Santa Clara University and resides in San Rafael, CA. 

Sessions With Gedge Knopf

Thursday, 25 April

  • 03:30pm - 04:15pm (CST) / 25/apr/2024 08:30 pm - 25/apr/2024 09:15 pm

    Breakbulk Academy II: Interactive Project Cargo Case Study — Managing a Heavy-Lift Shipment from Design to Delivery

    This two-session, interactive case study will follow the process for movement of an out-of-gauge/heavy-lift pressure vessel beginning with its design for shipment from a fabrication yard in India to its delivery to a construction site in southern Louisiana. An experienced team of subject matter experts will guide attendees through the critical steps involving logistics’ engagement in designing, procuring, and moving such a piece of project cargo. During each session, there will be a point at which attendees will work together to propose a solution when an unplanned and uncontrollable disruption forces a sudden change of plans. Session two will focus on shipment execution, including coordinating with logistics service providers and carriers and delivery to final destination.