CHICAGO Rick Heimann has been named director of the
Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor, effective Wednesday.
Heimann most recently served as sourcing manager at
ArcelorMittal USA Inc., East Chicago, Ind., specializing in
rail and water transportation.
Ricks experience in supply chain management with a
heavy focus on rail and water will be an invaluable asset to
our team, Rich Cooper, the port authoritys chief
executive officer, said in a statement.
The customer base, the synergies they provide and
logistical capabilities of the port provides users with a
strong competitive advantage, Heimann said. He will meet
with port users to help them identify new opportunities that
would increase port activity.
Prior to joining ArcelorMittal, Heimann was transportation
manager at AK Steel Holdings Corp. and served as sales manager
for a barge line.