Vanta Coda has been named as the Ports of Indiana’s next chief executive officer to replace Rich Cooper following his retirement July 1.
Coda brings 25 years of experience in maritime and multimodal operations on the Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico and Ohio River. He most recently served as the executive director for the Duluth Seaway Port Authority.
During his time at Duluth, Coda led the completion of $24 million in infrastructure renewal projects, opened the CN Duluth Intermodal Terminal and launched the Duluth Cargo Connect initiative.
Cooper has served as CEO of the Ports of Indiana since 2005, after being hired as chief operating officer in 2001. Cooper is retiring after 16 years with the Ports of Indiana and will assist with the leadership transition through the end of the year, the organization said in a statement