TALKE chemical logistics specialist revamps executive board
Chemical logistics specialist TALKE has carried out its plans to bring a new generation onto its executive board, with the appointment of Markus Glöckler (47) and Christoph Grunert (43) who will succeed Armin Talke (74) and Norbert Talke (69), both of whom are moving to the advisory board.
Alfred Talke (44) will continue as group managing director, the company said in a statement.
This change in the senior management team is part of TALKE’s long-term programme aimed at creating the conditions necessary for the next stages of the group’s development.
By filling the two executive board positions from within its own ranks and retaining two family members as active participants on the advisory board, TALKE is also strengthening the foundations for the group’s strategy of continuous and sustainable growth.
Christoph Grunert will take responsibility for both European logistics activities and international project business. He has been with the company for more than 16 years and, since 2012, has been responsible for the European Warehousing and Value-Added Services division.
Previously, he was instrumental in establishing and developing both the group’s business in the Middle East and its consulting and project activities.
Markus Glöckler has been with TALKE since 2014 and during that time has had the Finance and Controlling division and Strategic Procurement within his portfolio. In joining the Board of Directors, he will now also take responsibility for IT and for the Project Management Office.
Before coming to TALKE, Glöckler held a variety of commercial positions within the international airline sector.
“I am very much looking forward to our ongoing cooperation with Markus Glöckler and Christoph Grunert. They are the first managing directors in TALKE’s history not drawn from the ranks of the family itself,” said Alfred Talke, group managing director and co-owner of the internationally active chemical logistics group.
“They nevertheless personify the continuity that is so important for our family, as well as the qualities of professionalism and innovation that will enable us as a team to lead our company into the future,” he added.
Glöckler and Grunert will retain their places on TALKE’s Board of Directors, managing the day-to-day business of the group in conjunction with the Directors for Transport, the Middle East and the United States as well as Human Resources.