Change of leadership at DACHSER Food Logistics
Alfred Miller will retire at the end of the year and be succeeded by Alexander Tonn, COO Road Logistics
Alfred Miller, long-serving Managing Director of DACHSER Food Logistics, will retire at the end of this year. Effective January 1, 2024, Alexander Tonn will head the business unit in conjunction with his other role as COO Road Logistics. Tonn will further develop DACHSER’s food logistics strategy, in particular in an international context.
As an outstanding leader and through tireless effort, Mr. Miller has taken our activities in this area to a whole new level. That goes for quality and growth as well as for his close relationships with employees and customers.Alexander Tonn, Chief Operations Officer (COO) Road Logistics at DACHSER
“As both a stability factor and growth driver, DACHSER Food Logistics has played a major role in the dynamic and sustainable business development of the entire company. For many years now, food logistics has been a key pillar of our business model,” says Bernhard Simon, Chairman of the DACHSER Supervisory Board. “In addition, over his long career at DACHSER, Mr. Miller has always demonstrated his commitment to advancing the company as a whole.”
“Over the past 13 years, we’ve written an impressive food logistics success story,” says Alexander Tonn, Chief Operations Officer (COO) Road Logistics at DACHSER. “As an outstanding leader and through tireless effort, Mr. Miller has taken our activities in this area to a whole new level. That goes for quality and growth as well as for his close relationships with employees and customers.”
Many of the milestones DACHSER Food Logistics has achieved since 2010 have been related to internationalization. “Prominent examples include the acquisition of Dutch provider Müller Fresh Food Logistics at the beginning of the year, and of course the establishment ten years ago of the European Food Network under DACHSER’s system leadership,” Tonn says. In that time, this network for food groupage transports has achieved a solid position in the European market. Together, its 23 members now cover 34 countries.
Alfred Miller has been with DACHSER for nearly 40 years. In 1984, he began his training as a logistics specialist at what was then DACHSER’s Neu-Ulm branch. In 1988, he completed his degree in transport administration. He then took charge of freight forwarding at the Neu-Ulm branch and was made an authorized signatory in 1992. In 1997, he was appointed manager of the Bremen branch. Miller returned to southern Germany in 1999, overseeing the extensive expansion of DACHSER’s Gersthofen branch near Augsburg in his role as branch manager. In 2004, he was elected spokesperson for the DACHSER branches. Miller assumed responsibility for the company’s Food Logistics business line in April 2010.