On Monday, Kuehne + Nagel had a good reason to celebrate: Reinhard Lange, CEO of the worldwide operating logistics group, has been in service for 40 years. Profound expertise, management competence, team spirit and commitment to the company characterise Reinhard Lange.
A ceremony was held at the Kuehne + Nagel headquarters in Schindellegi
to celebrate this special anniversary. In his address, Karl Gernandt,
Executive Vice Chairman of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, described
Lange’s professional career, which encompasses responsibilities like
heading the import division at Kuehne + Nagel in Bremen, being
responsible for the seafreight business in the Asia Pacific region, member
of the Management Board of the German Kuehne + Nagel organisation,
Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Canada, before being elected to the
Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG. After successfully
managing the Group’s global sea- and airfreight business, Reinhard Lange
was appointed to the CEO position in 2009. Karl Gernandt stated, internally
and externally Lange is recognised for his specialised knowledge, customer
focus and his loyalty to the company.
Klaus-Michael Kuehne, Chairman of the Board of Directors and majority
shareholder, thanked Reinhard Lange for his significant contributions to
the successful development of the Kuehne + Nagel Group. According to
the chairman, Lange has taken on all challenges with dedication and has
accomplished outstanding results. In particular, Kuehne mentioned Lange’s
effective management during the crisis year 2009 and the successful
worldwide implementation of the Group’s growth strategy.