Markus Panhauser appointed as new COO of Fr. Meyer’s Sohn

Two experienced managers to join the board of the Hamburg-based long-established company Fr. Meyer’s Sohn

Markus Panhauser appointed as new COO of Fr. Meyer’s Sohn

The Hamburg-based, long-established company F.R. Meyer’s Sohn (FMS) has rearranged its management board. Dominik Lucius and Markus Panhauser join the management board effective 1 May 2016.

As Chief Operating Officer Markus Panhauser (44) will be in charge of the operative business. He had previously been working with the Kuehne + Nagel group, holding several management positions in the ocean freight division; and lately as head of the national branch in Turkey.

As Chief Financial Officer Dominik Lucius (42) will succeed Helge Straubinger in the administrative segment, who in turn leaves the company by his own request. He can look back on a career in the heavy and shipyard industry. Lately he had been CFO and Managing Partner of Blohm + Voss in Hamburg.

Chief Executive Officer Marc Meier (46) is confident: “We are pleased to have two experienced persons aboard for these demanding tasks. They will be a perfect match for our team. The personnel restructuring of the management board is now complete, allowing us to concentrate entirely on implementing our 2020 strategy.“

Fr. Meyer’s Sohn is a globally operating family enterprise specialising in international transport of breakbulk cargo. In the logistics segment for paper and forestry products, FMS counts among the world’s biggest providers of sea freight forwarding services. Customised, multi-modal, solutions for customers complete the product portfolio. 675 employees in more than 20 countries generate annual sales of about EUR 750 million.