Kristopher Franklin

Kristopher Franklin

Equipment Sales and Leasing Manager

Kris joined Heartland in September 2022. Kris currently works as the Equipment Sales & Leasing Manager for Heartland Barge. He has 25 years of experience in the marine industry with an operational background in both blue and brown water. Prior to joining Heartland Kris served in the USCG, rising to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, before retiring in 2022. Kris has had multiple operational tours on the Western River system managing aids to navigation and environment response. Additional tours include the Mobile Gulf Coast region and Washington DC. Kris received an associate degree in Wheelhouse Management from Western Kentucky Technical Community College.