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DB Schenker USA announces new CEO: Jeffery Barrie

  • Barrie has held multiple international roles at DB Schenker since 2006
  • Over 25-years logistics industry experience

Miami, FL - October 1, 2018 – Leading global logistics provider DB Schenker has today appointed Jeffery Barrie as their Chief Executive Officer for the U.S.A. effective November 1, 2018.  Barrie will report into Philippe Gilbert, Region Americas CEO and will be responsible for all P&L aspects in the United States.

“Today’s pace of change in the logistics industry is exponential and Jeff brings global experience, exceptional results and a passion like no other,” said DB Schenker Region Americas CEO Philippe Gilbert. “Industry drivers such as digitalization, big data, innovative warehouse software and autonomous driving means that our CEO in the U.S.A. needs to thrive in a highly dynamic environment, to be capable of accelerating what is working very well for Schenker and disrupt what needs to change. Jeff’s vision, strategy and execution track record is exactly what Schenker U.S.A. needs as we enter our next chapter, which I am confident will be even more impactful and exciting than our last.”

Barrie has over 25-years logistics industry experience and joined the DB Schenker team in 2006 when BAX Global was acquired by DB Schenker. He has moved quickly through the company’s ranks, and most recently served as DB Schenker’s Senior Vice President, Global Projects and Oil & Gas reporting to the board and Chief Operating Officer. Barrie has had global P&L responsibility for Projects and Oil & Gas business units, steered strategic efforts for sales, worldwide operations, quality, profit performance and product development. He has also had direct involvement in major client growth and business expansion in mature and emerging markets.

“When I joined the DB Schenker team 12-years ago I wanted to be a part of a company where we could push the limits of the logistics and supply chain management industry. Today, I am even more convinced that DB Schenker is that company,” said Jeffery Barrie. “Over the past 6-years we have seen Philippe’s leadership in the America’s region produce amazing results for our customers and stakeholders. DB Schenker is today one of the largest integrated logistics service providers in the United States with over 7,000 employees in 39 branches and 55 logistics centers providing over 21 million sq. ft. of distribution operations to our clients. I am very excited to take on new responsibilities with DB Schenker based on this foundation, and I am looking forward to engaging with the team, and customers to accelerate growth and performance.”

Gilbert concluded, “Since I have been part of the DB Schenker family, Jeff has always been a great support to me and the teams working in the region. He has exceptional results across air, ocean and land modes of transport. Schenker Americas is delighted to have him join the team and lead one of our most important geographical focuses.”

About DB Schenker USA
DB Schenker in the USA is one of the largest Integrated Logistics Service Providers in the United States with over 7,000 employees in 39 branches and 55 logistics centers providing over 21 million sq. ft. of distribution operations to its clients. DB Schenker offers land transport, air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management services from a single source.