Dachser announces changes to senior management

By Rachelle Harry

Left to right: Alexander Tonn, Michael Schilling, Burkhard Eling, Bernhard Simon, Edoardo Podestà, Stefan Hohm

Dachser has announced changes to its supervisory board, all of which will come into effect in January 2021.

Chief executive Bernhard Simon and his deputy Michael Schilling, chief operating officer of road logistics, will join Dascher’s supervisory board, after 31 years of having worked at the business in operational management roles.

Simon will become Dachser’s supervisory board chairman. He has been a member of the Dachser executive board since 1999. Under his leadership as chief executive, Dachser has developed into one of the most renowned logistics providers in Europe and worldwide.

Schilling joined the Dachser executive board in 2002. He has been and remains the driving force and pacesetter for sustainable growth with cross-border transport and contract logistics services.

Burkhard Eling, who joined the Dachser executive board as chief financial officer in 2013, will become the new chief executive. Eling has served at Dachser since 2013.

Together with Schilling and Simon, Eling orchestrated the post-merger integration of the Iberian logistics provider Azkar (now Dachser Iberia).

Stefan Hohm will take the role of chief development officer in Dascher’s new IT and development unit. Hohm, who has worked at Dachser for 27 years, will be responsible for research and development, IT development, contract logistics and the global industry solutions business. Prior to his new role, Hohm led Dachser’s research and development operations, as well as Dachser’s solutions business.

Meanwhile, Alexander Tonn will join Dachser’s executive board as chief operating officer of road logistics. In his new role, Tonn, who has worked at Dachser for more than 20 years, will be responsible for the development of the European logistics and food logistics business lines.

Alfred Miller will retain his role as managing director of Dachser’s food logistics business unit.

Finally, Edoardo Podestà will remain on the executive board as chief operating officer of Air and Sea Logistics. Podestà will be responsible for the global air and sea freight business, as well as the rail services business between Europe and China, and the ASL Asia Pacific business unit.

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