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Robert Walpole Appointed CEO of Schenker Inc.
FREEPORT, NEW YORK--(May 18, 2016) - DB Schenker today announced the appointment of Robert Walpole to the position of CEO, Schenker Inc., effective immediately. Robert has been with DB Schenker Logistics since January 2007, most recently in the role of Senior Vice-President, Global Logistics Development, and prior to that as leader of the Contract Logistics business in Asia-Pacific. As CEO of USA, Robert will oversee both the Contract Logistics and Transportation businesses.
"Robert has a proven track record in leading teams to achieve profitable growth, and he is a strong leader with the ability to create and execute a business vision," says Philippe Gilbert, Regional CEO, DB Schenker Americas. "His expertise, deep relationships, and business understanding of the global supply chain operations of Fortune 100 companies around the world will be very valuable in this new role."
"As in many sectors, the USA is one of the most mature markets in our industry, and DB Schenker has big ambitions to grow in both the scale and scope of the services we offer," adds Robert. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity to lead the company toward achieving those objectives."
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.
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