Derek Heinecke

Senior Project Director

I oversee the administration side of the business which includes project controls, finance, accounting, reporting, risk, land, human resources, and contracting. As a lifelong resident of Minnesota, I see my job as important in making sure we are building a safe, modern, and sustainable business.  Our team, our owners, and our community expect that and that’s what I enjoy about working for Twin Metals.

Prior to joining Twin Metals in 2011, I worked in corporate financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, and project controls at the Mosaic Company and Carlson Companies.

I’m a 4th generation Minnesotan with family roots in Duluth, Thief River Falls, Underwood, and the Twin Cities. Currently, I am a 21-year resident of St. Paul. Outside of work, I enjoy activities with my kids, fishing, skiing, going to lake cabins, and working the charcoal grill.  I’m also a diehard Minnesota sports fan.