On a daily basis, we are constantly impressed by our employees’ performance, remarkable talents, and willingness to go the extra mile to make sure DB Schenker’s customers are always taken care of! As they take on more work, assume new responsibilities, and stretch their own career horizons, our team members prove time and time again that they are what drive our organization’s success.
This Employee Appreciation Day we shine a spotlight on our dynamic team and highlight a few DB Schenker employees from the Americas region who live, work, breathe, and support our values every day—both in and out of work. Here are their stories.
District Manager – SFO, SLC & SEA
“I have been with the company for the past three years. I truly appreciate the different personnel I have encountered during my tenure. The stations I deal with all share a good sense of unity. I appreciate the approach of how we look at things as a total region and share ideas within the individual stations.”
Data Center Supervisor
“I am exceedingly fortunate to have been with DB Schenker for a year now. During that time, I have been given opportunities to showcase several new ideas and be part of such amazing teams as the YAWN Startup Team! I have learned more about technology, infrastructure, and integration; however, it is the people that are so special. Our teams are fantastic! The culture of safety, success, and respect is woven into everything we do. All of the successes NBY has had fall on the shoulders of our associates. Each day I wake up and feel excitement about coming to work. I am truly blessed to be part of this team and I sincerely thank DB Schenker for this opportunity.”
“During my career with DB Schenker, I have been fortunate enough to work in human resources. I started in recruiting and was so excited to be a part of the beginning career journey for so many people within the organization. Being able to recruit all levels of candidates was very exciting and helped me become a better overall human resources professional. I then decided to take the leap into general HR, became an HR representative for the U.S., and served as lead on numerous projects. All my encounters and experiences have taught me to be very humble. With that, I take pride in trying to be ‘one team with one goal,’ by bridging the gap between our customers, employees, and leadership team. The best part of my career is being able to keep the ‘human’ in HR by serving as a valued resource.”
Senior Internal Communications Specialist
“I’ve been working at DB Schenker for nearly 11 years and am privileged to be a part of such an extraordinary organization. What truly impresses me is how our company persevered through the onset of the pandemic
and continues to stand strong and provide a solid level of support to its employees one year later. I love coming to work every day because I get to fulfill a variety of tasks that enable me to utilize my best talents. I’ve hit
the jackpot, being part of such a strong and supportive team that makes me feel appreciated, acknowledged, and valued.”
Omar Garcia Elizalde
National Multimodal Pricing & Operations Manager
“DB Schenker Mexico has been my home since 2014. Many important matters and opportunities have been presented to me since year one. I was selected as the first value ambassador for the Americas in 2019 and it’s an honor to continue being a role model for our new colleagues. We’re faced with daily challenges due to what’s happening around the world, but by working as a team and taking care of our customers we’re making our goals a reality.”
National Manager, Security & Loss Prevention
“I am very proud to be part of one of the planet’s leading and fastest-growing global logistics service providers. It’s not just our innovative industry solutions that make us great; it’s the people who work every hour of the day to take our customers further. I never thought that I could have a career that was challenging and satisfying at the same time, until I started with DB Schenker.”
Southeast Sales Support
“I have an amazing team and can’t do what I do without their support and comradery. I have been in the freight forwarding industry for a long time, but am coming up on my 3-year anniversary with DB Schenker. I am happy to have a home here and value what we are accomplishing together, and I’m looking forward to continued opportunities and growth within the company.”
“Every day is a new challenge, and that’s one of the things I enjoy most about working at DB Schenker. Working here has provided me with many opportunities and I look forward to what the future holds.”
Internal Communications Specialist
“I love working at DB Schenker because during these three years with the company, I have met very talented people who have motivated me to go further and push my limits. In addition, I have made very good friends; they are people who have helped me grow both professionally and personally, with whom I share the values that this great organization represents. Knowing that with our efforts the supply chain continues in these difficult times is a great satisfaction, as we fulfill our purpose to advance businesses and lives by shaping the way our world connects. If we maintain the effort shown last year, I am sure that we will have excellent results in 2021.”
“I have been with DB Schenker for almost 10 years. During that time, I have been able to expand and explore different responsibilities in ways that have made me a more well-rounded employee and person. I am especially grateful to all my colleagues (past, present, and future) as they have helped me grow both as a person and employee.”
Sandra Garrido Gallardo
Implementation Solution Coordinator
“I always tell myself that this job came to me in the best moment of my life, because everything happens for a reason; to learn, to teach, to be pleased because shipments arrive on time, to be concerned because we lost the flight that the customer was waiting for, to be grateful with the teams who work around you making things happen, to be sure that you did the impossible to make it perfect, and you have satisfied customers and suppliers.
I think that in every moment in your life you need to do the things that you love. Here in Schenker Peru, I have found this passion that makes me take up the challenge to make it better, by working with a professional team.”
Area Controller West
“I started my career at DB Schenker 10 years ago in the Head Office as a Management Trainee. Since then, I’ve been privileged to be able to work in Singapore, Austria, Germany, and Dubai, before moving to my current role as Area Controller, at DB Schenker USA. Working for DB Schenker provides me with opportunities to learn, and to grow, all while working with talented individuals from diverse backgrounds.”
Senior Special Accounts Coordinator
“I have been associated with DB Schenker for over 5 years. Working here provides me with opportunities that I never imagined possible. I have witnessed how quickly DB Schenker has responded to challenges without hesitation, despite the hardships of this pandemic. DB Schenker has maintained an exemplary attitude; their positivity and reliability has helped us stay motivated. I admire our team at DB Schenker for all their hard work and their ability in staying productive despite the challenges and changes in the global market.”
Control Tower Ocean Export Coordinator
“I love my job and I care about my customers and my teammates. They are my family and we always celebrate everyone’s birthday, holidays, baby showers, etc. My “Schenker family” was there for me when I lost my Grandpa who raised me, 4 years ago. All Schenker team members from our office including the air, ocean, import departments supported me and stood by me at his wake, and for that I will always be grateful.
My way of dealing with stress is humor. I’m always laughing or joking around, trying to bring positive vibes to work with me every day. Life is so short and only you can make yourself truly happy. So, I choose to be the best I can be, wake up happy every day, and show up and help out however I can for anyone. Hopefully, along the way, I can make someone smile, say a kind word, or laugh once a day. Now more than ever.”
To all of our valued team members, we thank you for continuing to support our organization and maintain our position as one of the world’s leading logistics providers!