Thomas Horst is new LetMeShip COO
Former Hermes Germany manager Thomas Horst has joined LetMeShip as Chief Operating Officer to drive forward the digital logistics company’s international growth.
Horst, who joined the Hamburg-based company on September 1, is a well-known international logistics expert. He will take over management of the operational business and actively shape the international business expansion.
"We are currently undergoing a major transformation of the company as well as on the way to a very promising and successful future! Thomas has come at just the right time to join me and the management in bringing new impetus and strength to this company. His experience in the market, his leadership qualities and his personality fit perfectly with our vision and culture,” explained Mark Winkelmann, CEO of LetMeShip.
"It is a great pleasure for me to actively participate in the strategic development of LetMeShip and to further advance the interaction of digital and physical logistics together with the highly motivated team," Horst said.
Thomas Horst began his professional career at Spedition Pracht GmbH and moved to TNT Express Germany in 1989. From August 2005 he then worked as Sales Director at UPS in Munich. He joined Hermes Germany as Divisional Sales Director in 2010, became Chief Sales Officer in 2014 and was significantly responsible for the expansion of the growing parcel business.
At LetMeShip, Horst will be responsible for the management and organization of the operative areas such as marketing, sales and customer service. He has many years of expertise with the big players in logistics and will also strategically support the management team and work on intensifying partnerships with carriers.
The company’s former COO Tim Ulrich will take over the duties of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and will drive forward the areas of responsibility of strategy, culture and change in this position.
LetMeShip, which employs more than 80 logistics and software specialists at seven international locations, is the European market leader in its field thanks to constant and continuous progress. The company offers multi-carrier shipping software services to harmonise decentralised shipping processes, reduce costs and save time.