Today’s featured DiMillo’s employee is Eric Heinicke – Marine Rigging Technician! Our newest edition to the Glen Cove Service Team.
Having a father who was a machinist with aeronautical engineering training, Eric grew up either building or fixing everything his family needed. They never called a repairman. Eric learned to sail at a young age on his brother-in-law’s sailboat and has many happy memories of being out sailing in the Sound.
Eric’s career began as a software engineer for defense companies for over 23 years. While working for Grumman in Melbourne, Florida, he helped a friend restore an old 38’ sailboat that he had bought to live on. He also loved to sail Hobie cats and sailboards in his free time. Eric later worked for Raytheon, their former Submarine Signal Division, on Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island. His wife at that time went to work for Ted Hood Sr. owner of Little Harbor Yachts, through her he spent time at the company, got to sail on some yachts and also helped them out at the Newport boat show. Eric connected with a captain and he sailed in the Newport Yacht Club series. One year they took the spring, summer and fall cups, consecutively. They managed to get every ounce of speed out of his ensign class sailboat.
After Raytheon, Eric went to work for Hazeltine, which later became BAE Systems, back here on Long Island. After working as a software engineer, he started his own IT company and spent the next 10 years making good and hard decisions, managing techs, projects and clients. Eric worked intimately with clients, keeping their businesses going. After 10 years Eric sold his IT company and decided he’d spent enough time behind computer screens but was not ready for retirement yet. Eri took a job at Lowe’s where he was put on the management track for their Merchandising Service team, was awarded Service Awards from corporate. Among his other tasks Eric was put in charge of managing incoming resources. When an opportunity came to join DiMillo’s Yacht Sales, Eric jumped at it as a next leg in his growth and life. An invitation to work hard and learn quickly.
To get in contact with Eric and the New York service team, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to learn more about the Glen Cove location!