Employees discuss Latina heritage, careers at DB Schenker as well as thoughts on diversity, inclusion and working in the logistics industry
September 19, 2019 – DB Schenker, a global transportation and logistics company is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month featuring ‘Women in Logistics” Facebook Live interviews. In a Q&A format hosted by DB Schenker’s Christine Alexis, Social Media Manager, Americas Region, DB Schenker employees talk about their Latina heritage, working in the logistics industry as well as their thoughts on diversity and inclusion.
“DB Schenker has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout the world,” said Hessel Verhage, CEO, DB Schenker Americas. “With more than 75,000 employees in 130 countries, embracing a diverse workforce has been critical to our company’s overall success. As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we are very proud of the many DB Schenker employees of Hispanic heritage and even more excited to share some of their stories with you,” he added.
Joanna Benech, Senior Trade Lane Ocean Analyst, LATAM
Joanna has been in the logistics field for 26 years, in her role at DB Schenker, Joanna’s responsibilities including pricing and procurement for U.S. and LAT/AM trade. Joanna intensely proud of her Cuban roots and just as important, what she has accomplished in her career through hard work, dedication and her work ethic. View Facebook Live Interview
Marina Diez-Glomb, Senior Training Instructor, Americas Region
An Argentina native, Marina’s logistics career started at DB Schenker where she is a leadership trainer tasked with diversity and inclusion training grounded in building and practicing skills all employees can apply to their business careers and well as personal advancement. For Marina, Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate our differences to learn, laugh and connect positively with each other.
Andreina Gutierrez, Global Account Manager, Vertical Market Industrial, Americas Region
Originally from Venezuela, Andreina has been working in logistics for over 24 years. At DB Schenker, her responsibilities as a Global Account Manager include providing the highest level of support and customized solutions for our customers. Andreina, like most Latinos, feels Hispanic Heritage month is the perfect opportunity to appreciate the many valuable contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the country.
Andrea Melendez, HR Manager, Americas Region
Andrea is an HR Manager for DB Schenker’s Americas Region. With 10 years in the logistics industry as a relocation specialist, Andrea has managed the many relocation details for hundreds of employees so the employee can stay focused on their job. Growing up in her native Miami, FL, has allowed her to embrace and observe all of the unique contributions Hispanics have made to the local community.
Visit our blog for more stories about other DB Schenker employees of Hispanic heritage who contribute their time and energy to making DB Schenker the success that it is.
About DB Schenker
DB Schenker is one of the largest Integrated logistics service providers in the United States with over 8,100 employees in 37 branches and 52 logistics centers providing over 21 million sq. ft. of warehousing space for its clients. DB Schenker offers land transport, air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management services with single-source management.
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Photo of DB Schenker Facebook Live interviews, September 18, 2019.
From left-to-right – Joanna Benech, Andrea Melendez, Andreina Gutierrez, Marina Diez-Glomb, Christine Alexis