Phil Wilzbacher

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Ports of Indiana

Port Director

Role: Leads business development efforts and directs day-to-day operations for the port.

Joined: January 2002

Background: A native of Southwest Indiana, Phil has over 25 years experience in the shortline railroad and grain industries, including roles with the Indiana Rail Road Co., Indiana Southern Railroad, Cargill Inc. and The Pillsbury Company.

Bio: Phil Wilzbacher joined the Ports of Indiana in January 2002 as Port Director at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon after spending over 25 years in the shortline railroad and grain industries. Prior to joining the Ports of Indiana, Phil’s career includes employment with the Indiana Rail Road Co. where he served as Marketing Manager responsible for business development and revenue growth for the regional railroad. Additionally, Phil previously served as Marketing Director for the Indiana Southern Railroad. As well as his freight transportation background, Phil has significant management and merchandising experience in the grain industry with Cargill, Inc. and The Pillsbury Company, and has also worked in commercial real estate. As a native of Southwest Indiana and through his professional experience, he has developed a strong knowledge of the port’s marketplace and is acquainted with many of the business and community leaders throughout the Midwest Region.

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