Executive management

Wolfgang P. Albeck is Chief Executive Officer of trans-o-flex since April 2017. He can draw on 50 years of professional experience, including numerous management positions in the areas of Sales & Marketing, Customer Service, Warehousing and Production for various logistic service providers. Prior to joining trans-o-flex, Albeck worked for Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL), where, since 1997, he held central management positions in the Parcel and Express organisation before becoming Chief Executive Officer of DHL Express Germany and Managing Director Austria. Prior to joining DPDHL, the qualified forwarding merchant worked for approximately ten years for TNT Express, with his last position that of Director Operations in the German headquarters in Troisdorf. Albeck started his career in medium-sized logistics companies and worked, for example, for almost ten years for the French forwarding company Heppner and for several years for Haniel.

Michael Schmidt is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of trans-o-flex since March 2019. He joins trans-o-flex from the Deutsche Post DHL Group, where he worked for more than 20 years and held leading positions in controlling and financial management. Michael Schmidt joined the postal group immediately after studying economics at the University of Essen. Among other things, he spent three years with DHL Express in Sweden, most recently as CFO for DHL Freight in Germany and Austria.

Jens Graefe

Jens Graefe has been Managing Director for the newly created Business Development division at trans-o-flex since May 2021. He comes from the nationwide pharmaceutical wholesaler AEP, which he built up as CEO from October 2012. Prior to this, Graefe worked for several years as Head of M&A and Business Development for the Stuttgart-based pharmaceutical wholesaler Celesio (now McKesson Europe) and worked for several consulting firms.

Portrait Stefan Gerber

Stefan Gerber is Managing Director at trans-o-flex ThermoMed GmbH since November 2015. Gerber was already Managing Director at trans-o-flex ThermoMed Austria up until September 2013, at which time he headed up a number of strategic projects for the trans-o-flex companies in Germany. Consequently, he knows both ThermoMed and Express as well. He was born in Germersheim, graduated from the University of Mainz with a degree in economics and subsequently gained several years of experience at UPS and the then system partner B.O.S. in the trans-o-flex network.

Portrait Michael Schmidt

Michael Löckener is Managing Director at trans-o-flex ThermoMed GmbH since July 2018, where he is responsible for sales, operations and customer service. Since April 2019, he also is Managing Director of trans-o-flex Training & Service GmbH. The forwarding merchant and transport economist has been with trans-o-flex since April 2015 and initially worked for  trans-o-flex Express as Regional Manager Operations North. Born in Westphalia, Löckener can draw on more than 35 years of logistics experience for his role at ThermoMed. He has worked for example in various functions at the logistics service providers Fiege, TNT and GLS.

Portrait Christian Lienhart

Christian Lienhart has been a Managing Director at trans-o-flex ThermoMed Austria since June 2017. He is responsible for the divisions Sales, Quality Management, IT and Operations. Christian Lienhart is a qualified forwarding merchant and has many years of experience in national and international logistics management. He has worked for instance for 17 years at Schier, Otten & Co., for example as branch manager, and also as Head of Sales and Head of the Air/Sea Department. He also worked for five years as branch manager at Transdanubia in Kalsdorf and for almost the past four years as branch manager at the forwarding agent Englmayer in Wundschuh and in Leopoldsdorf.

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