Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals to Honor Industry Leaders

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Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals to Honor Industry Leaders

Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) is proud to announce that they will be honoring regional leaders of the inland river transportation system at its National Annual Meeting being held in Baton Rouge next month.

The distinguished honorees include leaders from both the private and the public sector of the inland river system, and have held titles as Directors, CEO’s, General Manager and even Chairman of the Board. Their service, devotion and passion to the inland waterways has enriched IRPT, our members and their esteemed colleagues.

I am honored to announce the following for recognition:

Mr. Steve Taylor, Oakley’s Port 33: Most Influential Person Award

Mr. Rich Cooper, formerly of Ports of Indiana: Lifetime Achievement Award

Mr. Roger Lindner, formerly of Burlington River Terminal: Impact Award

Mr. Rich Goldstein, formerly of Alter Logistics Company: Impact Award

“As an industry, we have only come this far, thanks to the dedication and leaders before us. We would like nothing more than to honor those who have served before us”, says Aimee Andres, executive director of IRPT. “It is because of their focused attention to freight transportation, building our network and providing leadership that has allowed the inland river system and the many ports and terminals that serve it, to continuously thrive.”

We would like to invite you to share in this honor and we hope you can make it. As Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals continues to be a resource to our industry, we proudly honor our past leaders for their dedication not only to our Association, but to our industry as a whole.


Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) is a nationwide trade association for users of the U.S. Inland Waterway system. IRPT promotes the use of our nation’s rivers as the most cost effective, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation. We do this by keeping our members informed on federal legislation and security issues affecting our river system, promoting and marketing our inland waterway system, and working with port leaders to unify the inland ports, terminals, and river systems.

You can access the press release in pdf format here.