Andrew Skrip has held the role of vice president of industrial development for the Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (SLIBCO) since 1983. He oversees the planning, financing, construction and marketing efforts of SLIBCO and The Scranton Plan.
Mr. Skrip joined the Chamber in 1980 as the sales and marketing manager for SLIBCO and administered SLIBCO’s industrial marketing programs for job attraction and retention. In July 1980, he was promoted to manager of industrial development and managed SLIBCO’s land, building and construction projects. His major responsibilities included the management and expansion of the Keystone and Stauffer Industrial Parks and the General Dynamics facility.
Before joining the Chamber, Mr. Skrip was director of operations for the Eastern Distribution Center, Inc. and Foreign Trade Zone #24 for five years. Mr. Skrip assisted in the financing and development of a 265-acre industrial park adjacent to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Since joining the Chamber, Mr. Skrip has helped numerous companies locate and expand their production, office and distribution facilities in Lackawanna County. He has managed the design, financing and construction of the Glenmaura Coroporate Center, Office Park at Montage, Mount Pleasant Corporate Center, Valley View Business Park, Valley View Professional Plaza, Jessup Small Business Center, Scott Technology Park, Stafford Avenue Business Park, Benton Park and Old Forge Industrial Park. He has also worked on the expansions of Keystone Industrial Park, Stauffer Industrial Park, Valley View Business Park and Scott Technology Park.
He has also supervised multi-million dollar build-to-suit projects for Bank of America, The Prudential, J.C. Penney Company, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics. In 1999, he oversaw the renovation of the former Globe Building into the new corporate headquarters for Diversified Information Technologies. He managed the design, financing and construction of the 64,000 square-foot Scranton Enterprise Center, and the 45,000 square-foot TekRidge Center office/incubator buildings. During his 42-year professional career, Mr. Skrip has managed the development of 17 local business, office and technology parks, totaling 2,558 acres, and the construction or renovation of nine buildings, totaling one million square feet.
In 1999, the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association named Mr. Skrip Pennsylvania’s “Economic Developer of the Year.”
Mr. Skrip graduated from Penn State University with an associate degree in computer science and a bachelor of science degree in business administration, with concentrations in marketing, management and international business.
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