Logistics manager to keep communication and components flowing

Elizabeth Hilgart, Far Site Logistics Manager
Elizabeth Hilgart, the newly hired Far Site Logistics Manager

Given the sheer quantity and assortment of materials that will arrive and require storage in South Dakota over the course of several years, our new Logistics Manager for the Far Site, Elizabeth Hilgart, will be spending quite a bit of time there. The question is: will Lead, SD join her list of favorite cities in the U.S. – Boston, Bar Harbor, San Francisco and San Antonio?

Hilgart has spent the last 25 years working in transportation and logistics management for various manufacturers and transportation logistics companies, and has managed logistics for construction projects throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Japan.

“I’m very excited to be on board with Fermilab working with such a forward-thinking team of collaborators,” she said, “and on a project that will lead to some groundbreaking discoveries.”

Hilgart will initially create and implement a logistics plan with the LBNF Conventional Facilities, Cryogenics, and DUNE Far Detector teams. She will act as the LBNF primary contact with the SURF Management team to coordinate logistical operations there.  Over the course of several years she will be responsible for managing the logistics flow with multiple international partners and suppliers as components are delivered to offsite storage and the project site.

“I believe the key to the success of my position will be open communication with all parties — to keep information flowing so that efficient and constructive decisions can be made.”