Imperial Logistics International has appointed Robert Berganus to the newly-created post of Chief Operating Officer (COO) Contract Logistics, with effect from 1 April 2020.

Based in Zurich and Duisburg, Berganus 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.

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. Berganus is a graduate of Hamburg and Berlin Universities, where he studied Business Administration.

Says Bicil: “On behalf of everyone at Imperial, I would like to thank Jürgen for his valuable contributions, and wish him every success for the future.”

“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.”

“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.”