Experienced logistics manager Jochen Müller (52) will be joining the Dachser team. On January 1, 2018, he will take over from Thomas Reuter as Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Air & Sea Logistics business field. The transition period, during which Müller will work on developing projects, will start on October 1 of this year. Thomas Reuter will remain on the board in his role as head of Air & Sea Logistics through the transition period until he retires on December 31, 2017.

Jochen Müller (pictured left) was born in 1964 in Worms, Germany. In 2011, he joined the 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, Müller served as CEO of Schenker’s British country organisation, where he was responsible for land, air, and sea freight as well as the trade show business.

“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,” 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 Müller’s past experience and the strategically planned preparation period, the transition should go smoothly when he takes over from Thomas 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 internationalization of the logistics supplier by building up a global network of air and sea freight locations. The Air & Sea Logistics business field currently has 196 locations and close to 4,000 employees, and posted roughly EUR 1.6 billion in sales in 2015.

Meanwhile, Thomas Krüger has been appointed managing director of Air & Sea Logistics EMEA

As managing director of Air & Sea Logistics EMEA, a role he assumed on July 1, Thomas Krüger (52) reports directly to Thomas Reuter. Krüger (pictured right) 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 Rüdiger Klug, who joined Dachser in 2009 and retired on June 30, 2016.