TÜV SÜD: Dr Jörg Löffler is new CEO of Fleet Logistics Group
Dr Jörg Löffler (49) will take over the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at TÜV SÜD subsidiary Fleet Logistics Group from 1 August 2016. He succeeds Rainer Laber, under whose management the company has grown in recent years to become Europe’s largest independent fleet services provider. Dr Löffler joins Fleet Logistics Group from Munich-based braking system specialists Knorr Bremse AG.
“A recognised specialist in international business development who has outstanding experience in top executive positions, Dr Jörg Löffler is the ideal appointment for this position”, affirms Patrick Fruth, CEO of the Auto Service Division at TÜV SÜD. Fruth is confident that Dr Löffler will continue to guide the company on its successful expansion course. Since Fleet Logistics International was acquired by TÜV SÜD Auto Service GmbH in 2012, the fleet services provider has developed highly successfully under the umbrella of the TÜV SÜD Group. The company operates in 41 countries throughout the world and tops the list of global independent fleet services providers, with 150,000 vehicles in its care.
For Dr Jörg Löffler, furthering internationalisation and expanding business operations to include new services are likewise at the top of his agenda: “I am greatly looking forward to tackling my new responsibilities. In addition to continuing the international expansion of our business, we will focus on deepening customer contacts, ensuring that we achieve these goals as an international team.”
Before moving to TÜV SÜD, Dr Jörg Löffler held the position of Vice President Corporate Development at Knorr Bremse AG, with joint responsibility for international business development at the global technology player. Other top management positions held by the business management PhD throughout his career include Global Vice President Product Group Efficiency Technologies at Webasto SE, where he established a business unit and harnessed the company’s strong growth to expand its international operations; Director Business Automotive at Infineon Technologies AG; and Project Manager at Roland Berger & Partner GmbH. Dr Löffler paved the way for his later career by studying Aerospace Engineering at the Universities of Stuttgart and Toulouse and Business Management at RWTH Aachen University.
Dr. Löffler’s predecessor at Fleet Logistics International, Rainer Laber, played a key role in the successful acquisition of the company in 2012 and its integration into the TÜV SÜD Group. As CEO, he drove the process of lasting internationalisation. “We thank Rainer Laber for his commitment”, says CEO of Division Patrick Fruth. “He is passing on a globally thriving fleet services provider to his successor.”