Atlanta, GA (September 13, 2016) – Dachser has promoted its Head of Contract Logistics, Alexander Tonn, to become the new Managing Director of European Logistics Germany. Tonn will begin his new role on January 1, 2017 overseeing the 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.
Alexander Tonn holds a degree in business management and has been with Dachser since 1999. After starting his career in Controlling, he went on to lead Contract Logistics at the company’s largest operations site worldwide, located in Memmingen (Allgaeu). From there, he was promoted to the Head of Freight Forwarding and Deputy Branch Manager. In 2014, Tonn moved to Dachser’s Head Office, where he was responsible for developing the warehousing and the value-added services business. Mr. Tonn will continue to hold his position as Corporate Director Contract Logistics.
“Dachser’s success is based on the entrepreneurship of its branch offices, combined with a centralized 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 the expertise and skills needed to purposefully advance the European Logistics Germany business unit and generate growth in the German market. His position also involves particularly intensive cooperation with our Air & Sea Logistics organization 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, under the direction of 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), and 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.
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 .