Imperial Logistics International has appointed Robert Berganus to the newly-created post of Chief Operating Officer (COO) Contract Logistics, effective 1 April 2020.
In a statement, the African and Eurozone logistics provider said Berganus - to be based in Zurich and Duisburg - will be responsible for contract logistics operations across the business’ key industry verticals, reporting to CEO | International Hakan Bicil.
"The new post is part of a more focused structure which divides and reallocates the much wider responsibilities previously undertaken by the COO of Imperial Logistics International, Jürgen Mues, who has left the company," Imperial said in its statement.
Berganus has spent his entire 36-year career in logistics, working in senior roles for leading operators including Hays Logistics, Schrader (now CEVA), Kuehne + Nagel (culminating in the post of Senior Vice President Contract Logistics) and Schenker (where he was Chief Operating Officer Global Contract Logistics).
His experience includes handling major blue-chip customers in the Aerospace, Automotive, Industrials, Healthcare, Hi-Tech, Retail and FMCG sectors.
“We are very happy to welcome Robert, who has had a longstanding, successful and highly-diversified logistics career, in which he has worked with clients of all sizes, and in all the markets which are key targets for Imperial,” said Bicil.
“Robert’s comprehensive experience will provide greater focus and stronger support for our contract logistics business, enabling it to realise its full potential and so play its fundamentally important role within our overall strategy.”