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Lothar Thoma, appointed managing director Air & Sea at Gebrüder Weiss

Supervisory Board appoints the 52-year-old to succeed Heinz Senger-Weiss in office
Lothar Thoma, managing director Air & Sea at Gebrüder Weiss. (Source: Gebrüder Weiss / Frederick Sams)
Lothar Thoma, managing director Air & Sea at Gebrüder Weiss. (Source: Gebrüder Weiss / Frederick Sams)

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As of the beginning of 2020, Lothar Thoma assumes responsibility for the Air & Sea division of the international transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss. The graduated economist is going to reinforce the Management Board around Wolfram Senger-Weiss (Chairman), Peter Kloiber and Jürgen Bauer. The pertinent resolution was adopted by the Supervisory Board of Gebrüder Weiss in December 2019. As communicated by the company around mid-2019, his predecessor Heinz Senger-Weiss (45) had decided to resign from his executive function on the Management Board of Gebrüder Weiss with effect from the turn of the year. 

52-year-old Lothar Thoma will have to perform a great variety of tasks within a global company: Gebrüder Weiss is present in 30 countries today. The westernmost location is situated in San Francisco, the easternmost one in Taipei, Taiwan. At major logistics hubs overseas, Gebrüder Weiss has positioned itself as a specialist in the area of logistics solutions, in addition to its expertise in the area of air and sea freight, operating its own terminals there, among others in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo. The proclaimed goal of the company is to offer uniform standards and IT solutions in the area of supply chain management to its customers all over the world. This service is meant to corroborate the position of Gebrüder Weiss among the industry’s quality leaders. 

Lothar Thoma started to work in the air and sea freight division of Gebrüder Weiss on September 1, 2019. Ever since, all activities in this area have been handed over to him step by step. Born in Baden-Württemberg, he has been working in the logistics industry for more than 20 years and has most recently been responsible, as CEO, for the overall business of an international logistics group. Before that, he has held various executive positions with other renowned international transport and logistics companies.

With more than 7,100 employees, 150 company-owned locations and an annual turnover of 1.67 billion euros (2018), Gebrüder Weiss ranks among Europe's leading transport and logistics companies. In addition to its core business of land transport, air & sea freight, and logistics, the company operates a number of highly specialized industry solutions and subsidiaries under the umbrella of Gebrüder Weiss Holding AG, based in Lauterach (Austria) – including the logistics consultancy firm x|vise, tectraxx (industry specialist for hi-tech businesses), dicall (communications solutions, market research, training), Rail Cargo (railway transports), and the Gebrüder Weiss parcel service GWP, co-shareholder of the Austrian company DPD. This bundling of services allows the corporate group to respond to customer needs quickly and flexibly. Today, having implemented a variety of environmental, economic and social initiatives, the family-run company with a 500-year history is also considered a pioneer in sustainable business practices.

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