Peter Heilmann is Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Matson, Inc. He is responsible for overseeing all of Matson's legal, legislative and Human Resource activities, including Matson Navigation Company, Inc., Matson Logistics, Inc. and Matson Terminals, Inc. Heilmann joined Matson in 2012 as vice president and deputy general counsel, served as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer from 2014 to 2017. The most significant was the separation from A&B and the transition of Matson becoming a publicly traded company. Heilmann has handled all aspects of SEC and NYSE responsibilities for Matson, which were new to the organization.
Prior to Matson, Heilmann had 20 years of legal experience in private practice, including over 10 years as a partner of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (Gibson Dunn) in San Francisco. At Gibson Dunn, he counseled boards of directors, senior management and general counsel with respect to corporate and business law matters, including SEC public reporting requirements, corporate governance and strategic transactions. He has extensive experience representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic investments. He has provided counsel for day-to-day matters for industries as diverse as computer hardware, networking, software, internet, retail, public utility and wine. He also represented issuers and underwriters with respect to public and private offerings of both debt and equity securities.
He has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Davis and a law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.