Amsterdam/Neu-Isenburg (near Frankfurt am Main), March 18, 2009 – time:matters, the special service provider for courier, sameday and emergency logistics, which is part of the Lufthansa Group,
has appointed a new manager for its Dutch subsidiary: Since the beginning of February, Amsterdambased time:matters Netherlands B.V. has been managed by the highly experienced logistics specialist Marcel Andriessen. As Country Manager, he is responsible for all of time:matters’ business activity in the Netherlands.
The change took place within the scope of the succession planning that was arranged with the subsidiary’s previous manager Ben Hofs. He established the company as JNE B.V. and sold it to
time:matters Holding GmbH as of January 1, 2008, in order to gradually step back from the business. Hofs will continue to act as an advisor to the time:matters Group. Franz-Joseph Miller, CEO of time:matters Holding GmbH, would like to thank Ben Hofs for his continuing commitment and support of the integration of JNE into the time:matters Group.
Marcel Andriessen, born in Rotterdam in 1970, comes from the international logistics service provider Wincanton GmbH, where he was General Manager Division High Tech BeNeLux for the Business
Development area of the markets Benelux, France, Great Britain, Spain, Portugal and Ireland since 2002. It was here that he gained specialized expertise regarding the development of new markets, as well as the marketing of complex logistics solutions, especially for supply chain processes. Prior to this Andriessen worked for other well-known logistics companies such as TNT Express, Deutsche Post World Net and Excel as well as for the consulting firm Coopers and Lybrand.
As Country Manager, Marcel Andriessen will work together with the team on site to establish the company as the leading service provider for “Special Speed Solutions” in the Netherlands as well. The region possesses great potential for this specific area, which is illustrated by the fact that several European distribution centers are located there. For this, Andriessen relies on time:matters’ characteristic strengths: the special problem solving expertise, the dense air-rail-road transport network, as well as the excellent motivation of the experienced team of employees. “Our customers can depend on our continuing commitment to offer an uncompromising solution-oriented, highly flexible and customized service.”