Rick Heimann previously worked for the steel company ArcelorMittal.
The Ports of Indiana
has named Rick Heimann its port director for the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, effective Jan. 16, 2013. Heimann recently served as the sourcing manager, specializing in rail and water transportation, for the steel company ArcelorMittal USA in East Chicago, Ind.
In his role at ArcelorMittal, Heimann focused on rail and water transportation in the procurement and supply chain department.
“We are pleased to have someone of Rick’s caliber lead our port,” says Rich Cooper, CEO of the Ports of Indiana. “His leadership and experience in supply chain management with a heavy focus on rail and water will be an invaluable asset to our team.”
Heimann says, “The opportunity to lead the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor is an exciting endeavor. The customer base, the synergies they provide and logistical capabilities of the port, including access to rail, water and roads provides anyone using the port a strong competitive advantage. I look forward to meeting existing port customers to learn how we can help them further improve their business while identifying new opportunities that will insure the growth of one of the most significant ports on the Great Lakes.”
The Ports of Indiana is a statewide port authority that operates a system of three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan.