(Tilburg, 10 April 2019) As of April 1, 2019, Pierre van Diesen has been appointed as Vice President of BU Land Transport BeNeLux. He hereby takes over the responsibilities of John Scherpenborg, who has taken on the role of Head of Business Development & Revenue Management Land Transport BeNeLux within DB Schenker.
In his new position, Pierre van Diesen is responsible for the land transport locations within the Benelux cluster.
“Within the Benelux, we process over two million import and export shipments from seven strategically located terminals every year. More than 800 employees are responsible for this. Our highest priority for our customers is consistency, quality and delivery reliability. My challenge is to continue that high standard and to continue to innovate and improve. We live in an era in which developments follow each other quickly. In addition, we must deal with increasing traffic pressure, environmental issues and driver shortages. This applies to the entire sector,” says Van Diesen. “I am happy that we can shape this planned follow-up from our own team and that I can continue to support the business unit in my new role,” says John Scherpenborg.
Pierre van Diesen has been working for DB Schenker since 2007 and has many years of experience in transport and logistics. John Scherpenborg started his career at Schenker Eurocargo in Nijmegen in 1978 and was member of the management team extending the company into the current BeNeLux cluster.
Schenker Logistics BeNeLux
With around 4,000 employees, at 34 strategically located logistics centers and offices, DB Schenker in the Benelux offers fully integrated services in the field of land transport, air freight, sea freight, supply chain management and fairs and contract logistics. The land transport terminals are located in Ede, Oldenzaal, Tilburg, Eupen, Mechelen, Zwevegem and Wilwerdange.