Atlanta, GA (August 18, 2016) - Experienced logistics manager Jochen Mueller will soon be joining the Dachser team. On January 1, 2018, he will take over for Thomas Reuter as Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Air & Sea Logistics business field. The transition period, during which Mueller will work on developing projects, will start on October 1 of this year. Thomas Reuter will remain on the Executive Board in his role as head of Air & Sea Logistics through the transition period until he retires on December 31, 2017.
Jochen Mueller was born in 1964 in Worms, Germany. In 2011, he joined the Executive Board of Schenker Deutschland AG, where he was in charge of air freight and sales (Air/Sea) for Central Europe, as well as logistics for worldwide relocations, trade shows, and sporting events. Prior to that, Mueller served as CEO of Schenker's British country organization, where he was responsible for land, air, and sea freight as well as the trade show business.
"Jochen Mueller is a top manager and logistics expert with extensive experience in air and sea freight, but he is familiar with the requirements and processes of overland transport as well," says Bernhard Simon, CEO of Dachser. "As COO of Air & Sea Logistics and future member of the Executive Board, he will build on what Thomas Reuter has accomplished. This will include further expanding our intercontinental air and sea freight network and creating a closer link with our comprehensive European overland transport network. All of this will enable us to intelligently dovetail customer supply chains."
Given Mueller's past experience and the strategically planned preparation period, the transition should go smoothly when he takes over for Reuter as Air & Sea Logistics COO. Reuter has worked at Dachser since 1978 and has been a member of the Executive Board since early 2006. He played a major role in the globalization of the logistics supplier by building a worldwide network of air and sea freight locations. The Air & Sea Logistics business field currently has 196 locations and close to 4,000 employees, and earning roughly EUR 1.6 billion in sales in 2015.
Thomas Krueger appointed managing director of Air & Sea Logistics EMEA
As managing director of Air & Sea Logistics EMEA, a role he assumed on July 1, Thomas Krueger reports directly to Thomas Reuter. Krueger has held a variety of management positions at Dachser Air & Sea Logistics. From 2004 to 2006, he was sales manager for Germany, after which he headed up global sales management until 2012. Most recently, he was responsible for the Northern Central Europe (NCE) region. He succeeded Ruediger Klug, who joined Dachser in 2009 and retired on June 30, 2016.
About Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics: Founded in 1972, Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of German-headquartered Dachser SE. The company is a leading global logistics provider employing 26,500 professionals in 428 locations and handling 78.1 million shipments annually. Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics is headquartered in Atlanta with branch offices in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix and St. Louis. Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics offers optimal access to international markets and ensures seamless integration of all import and export activities via air or ocean to and from Europe, Asia and South America. For more information, visit www.dachser.us.
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