Sept 14, 2016: Dachser has promoted its head of Contract Logistics, Alexander Tonn, to become the new managing director of European Logistics Germany.
The 43-year old Tonn will take up his new position on January 1, 2017 to oversee business development of the 38 German branch offices in the European Logistics business line (overland transport and contract logistics for industrial goods).
He will report to Michael Schilling, COO Road Logistics and deputy chairman of the Executive Board, who will continue to be responsible for this position in addition to his duties until the end of the year.
After starting his career in Controlling, he went on to head up Contract Logistics at the company’s largest operations site worldwide, located in Memmingen (Allgäu). Later on, he additionally took on the position of Head of Freight Forwarding and Deputy Branch Manager.
In 2014, Tonn moved to Head Office, where he was responsible for further developing the warehousing and value-added services business. Tonn will continue to hold this position as corporate director Contract Logistics.
“Dachser’s success is based on the entrepreneurship of our branch offices, combined with centralised network management that is designed for sustainable growth,” says Michael Schilling, COO Road Logistics at Dachser.
“Alexander Tonn is familiar with every aspect of our business and has all the expertise and skills needed to purposefully advance the European Logistics Germany business unit and to generate growth in the German market. His position also involves particularly intensive cooperation with our Air & Sea Logistics organisation in order to plan and implement integrated supply chains for small and medium- sized companies with a view to Dachser Interlocking.”
The Dachser Road Logistics business field, headed up by COO Michael Schilling, is divided into five business units that are led by the following managing directors (MD): European Logistics Germany (MD Alexander Tonn), Food Logistics (MD Alfred Miller), which is also heavily represented on the German market, European Logistics North Central Europe (MD Wolfgang Reinel), European Logistics France & Maghreb (MD Frédéric Dumort), European Logistics Iberia (MD Juan Quintana).
The Road Logistics business field posted revenues of roughly EUR 4.2 billion in 2015, with about EUR 3.4 billion coming from the European Logistics business line.