Kempten, June 27, 2013. As of July 1, Burkhard Eling (42) will be taking over the Finance, Legal, and Tax (FLT) Department at logistics provider Dachser. He succeeds Professor Dr. Dieter Truxius, who will remain a member of the company’s management until he retires at the end of the year.
Since June 1, 2012, Burkhard Eling, born in 1971, has been the deputy head of the Finance, Legal, and Tax (FLT) Department at logistics provider Dachser, which operates internationally. Eling, who is an industrial engineer, has acquired broad-based expertise in the financial sector of various companies.
Prior to joining Dachser, he was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at HSG Zander International (currently Bilfinger HSG Facility Management), a facility management provider, and at Centennial Contractors Enterprises, a U.S. provider of construction services. Both companies are part of the Bilfinger Group.
“My main responsibilities at Dachser will include further development of the financial systems with a concentration on value-driven controlling in order to adapt them to the increasing requirements of this sustainably growing family-owned company,” says Burkhard Eling, describing the focus of his future responsibilities.
Burkhard Eling will be succeeding Professor Dr. Dieter Truxius (60) as the FLT Managing Director. Truxius has held this position since January 1, 2008. He is considered to be one of the most prominent German financial experts for family-owned companies. He is also a co-founder and board member of the Association for Participation in the Development of Accounting Regulations for Family-Owned Entities (VMEBF) and a lecturer in the field of controlling at the University of Mannheim.
In 2012, Dachser, a leading logistics provider with global operations, generated total revenue of EUR 4.41 billion and handled 49.8 million consignments weighing a total of 37.5 million tons. As of December 31, 2012, Dachser’s staff comprised 21,650 employees at 347 profit centers worldwide.