German born Rainer Weihofen will join Panalpina as the new Corporate Head of Communications on January 17, 2011 and will report directly to the CEO, Monika Ribar. With more than 15 years broad communications experience, he has largely worked for companies in the chemical industry such as Clariant and Hoechst and most recently Sika where he was Head of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations.
Jörn Wagenbach, current Corporate Head of Communications has decided to leave Panalpina by the end of January in order to pursue a new challenge in a different branch.
The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers' supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. Energy Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 75 countries, and it works with partner companies in a further 90 countries. Panalpina employs 15,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.