Vice President of Intermodal Sales
Sherry's in-depth industry knowledge spans ship, drayage, intermodal, and truckload transportation from the international to the local level.
Sherry Hertel's expertise spans the drayage, intermodal, and truckload industries since 2004, and international transportation for the 20 years prior. Today she specializes in growing revenue and sustainability.
Over her 16-year tenure as VP of Sales with SCE, Sherry grew the company from 80 trucks to over 250 trucks, with revenue growth from $9 million to $65 million. She transformed SCE's account base to largely beneficial cargo owner business partnerships by offering solutions to the everchanging port environment.
Sherry used her in-depth industry knowledge to maximize productivity, increase economic and cost-saving measures, and ensure data and visibility exchange by providing sustainability needs and requirements that are valuable mandates and priorities for retailers within their logistics and supply chain processes.
She has been an instrumental partner with the Los Angeles Ports complex and the South Coast Air Quality Management District in implementing LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) heavy-duty truck fleets.
Sherry's background is in international transportation working with steamship lines for 20 years before joining SCE. Her start as a Documentation Rate Clerk evolved into various Operations and Sales positions within the lines she represented.
She holds a Global Logistics Specialist Professional Designation from CSULB that she acquired shortly after making the move to the trucking industry. With a limited perspective of global logistics from only the ocean freight point of view, she found the program extremely beneficial. The materials presented in the GLS program provided a broadened knowledge of the scope of logistics and assisted in making the crossover from international to domestic transportation. Having a complete understanding of the shipper's needs from ocean freight to warehousing and distribution allows her to meet the needs of her customers to the best of her company's ability.
Sherry has been a member of the Los Angeles Transportation Club since 1996, a Director since 1997, and served as President of the organization in 2003.