FREEPORT, NEW YORK--(Marketwired - June 28, 2016) - DB Schenker today announced several appointments within the regional team under Philippe Gilbert, Regional CEO, Americas. Highlights are as follows:
Effective immediately, Brent Blake is the new Chief Financial Officer for the Americas. Since 2014, Brent has held the role of Vice President of Finance and Information Technology for North America with Del Monte. Prior to this, Blake held increasingly senior roles and responsibilities across finance, IT, and strategy with OHL, United Parcel Service, and Burger King Corporation in the Americas.
As of May 23, 2016, Steve Gundlach has taken over the role of Executive Vice President of Contract Logistics, Americas. Steve has had a long and outstanding career in the Supply Chain Industry with CEVA Logistics where he served on their Americas Management Board, Global Contract Logistics Steering Committee, and in several other senior positions. Prior to joining CEVA in 1997, Steve served as Director of Operations for Exel Logistics in Houston, TX.
Donna Hanson Prantl, formerly Vice President of Finance and Shared Services for Schenker, Inc., was appointed to the new role of CFO USA - effective April 4, 2016. Donna has a wealth of knowledge and successful results in Finance within the Transportation and Logistics industry. Donna has worked for over 27 years with Schenker, Inc. and has previous experience with Lep International.
On April 11, 2016, DB Schenker also welcomed Marta Ramirez as the new Senior Vice President, Human Resources for the Americas. Marta joins the DB Schenker team with extensive HR knowledge and more than 14 years of experience in the Transportation and Logistics Industry. Prior to accepting this position, Marta led Regional HR at Geodis USA and had regional responsibility at IATA and DHL.
"I am delighted that these exceptional individuals have decided to join the management team at DB Schenker, and I look forward to working with them," commented Phillipe Gilbert. "The market for Contract Logistics is significant and we will capitalize on DB Schenker's brand and strengths to realize our full potential and achievement together."
About DB Schenker
DB Schenker in the USA is one of the largest Integrated Logistics Service Providers in the country. With over 7,000 employees in 39 branches and logistics locations providing over 21 million sq. ft. of distribution operations to its clients, the company spans a coast-to-coast network that extends to all major harbors, airports and border crossings. DB Schenker offers land transport, air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management from a single source. For more information, go to www.dbschenkerusa.com.