Rick Lidinsky was a recognized leader in the maritime sector, and he repeatedly distinguished himself as an industry executive and a public servant. He possessed an expansive command of issues related to shipping and maritime commerce. Anyone who really wanted to understand this complex industry, myself included, sought his insight and advice.
During his tenure as Chairman and in his time as Commissioner at the Federal Maritime Commission, he made important contributions to educating the public about shipping by identifying and working to address issues that undermine supply chain efficiency.
I was fortunate to have met Rick and I am saddened by his passing and offer my condolences to his family and numerous friends. He set an admirable example of deep commitment to his field, his community in Baltimore, and his country.
Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei is a Commissioner with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission. The thoughts and comments expressed here are his own and do not necessarily represent the position of the Commission.