Jochen Müller will take over from Thomas Reuter as chief operations officer (COO) of the Air & Sea Logistics business arm at Dachser from 1 January 2018.
The 52-year-old will replace Thomas Reuter as COO and during the transition period, Müller will work on developing projects, which he will start on 1 October this year.
Reuter will remain on the executive board of the German logistics firm, in his role as head of Air & Sea Logistics through the transition period until he retires on 31 December, 2017.
Müller was previously on the executive board of Schenker, where he was in charge of air freight and sales (air/sea) for Central Europe, and prior to that, served as chief executive officer (CEO) of Schenker’s British country organisation, where he was responsible for land, air, and sea freight as well as the trade show business.
Dachser CEO, Bernhard Simon says: “Jochen Müller 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.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Thomas Krüger has been appointed managing director of Air & Sea Logistics EMEA a role he assumed on 1 July. He succeeded Rüdiger Klug, who retired on 30 June, 2016.