Pascal Herroelen and Joris Pauwels appointed General Manager
Change within Management Committee of Xpedys, subsidiary of SNCB
Pascal Herroelen appointed General Manager
Brussels – March, 9 2010 – The Board of Directors of Xpedys, subsidiary of the Belgian railway company SNCB and member of SNCB Logistics, has appointed Pascal Herroelen (°1960) as General Manager and President of the Board of Directors of Xpedys. Pascal has a legal education and has gained extensive experience in the logistics sector. He has occupied several management functions within companies as Caterpillar Logistics Services, ABX Logistics Worldwide and DSV Solutions. Armed with a broad international expertise and his management background, he is determined to pursue the development of Xpedys towards profitable growth.
Albert Counet, CEO of Xpedys until March 1, 2010, will accompany Pascal in his mission until the end of April, when Albert retires after a long career at B-Cargo and Xpedys.
Joris Pauwels appointed General Manager of TRW
Brussels – March 9, 2010 – As of March 1 2010, Joris Pauwels (°1952) has taken on the function of General Manager at TRW, member of SNCB Logistics. Joris is a civil engineer. His challenge consists of developing TRW as an important wagon management company on the Belgian market. TRW manages indeed the biggest train wagon fleet in Belgium.
Joris Pauwels has held several management functions within companies as Monsanto, Wavin and Cobelfret. Within this last group, Joris was consecutively active as Terminal Manager in Duisbourg, Fleet Manager and during the last years as General Manager of the Belgian wagon reparation company, Sati.
In the beginning of 2009, IFB has integrated the intermodal activities of TRW in its service offering. Since then, TRW has concentrated on the wagon management activities of the complete wagon fleet of SNCB Logistics.
Geert Pauwels, Head of the SNCB Freight Division, SCNB Logistics: “I am convinced that these two very capable people will have a positive influence on the development of SNCB Logistics. The extensive experience of Pascal Herroelen in several logistics areas represents without any doubt an important added value. Pascal will be confronted to some important challenges, as the economical crisis has hit the metals sector very hard, but he can count on the support of a complete and competent team. Joris Pauwels will assist SNCB Logistics in the professional development of its wagon fleet. I also sincerely thank Albert Counet for the important efforts he has done during his years as manager of B-Cargo and during the launch of Xpedys. I am sure that they all will make their new challenge a big success.”