Hürth | 05.02.2018

TALKE: a new generation joins the board

TALKE Group Managing Director Alfred Talke (centre) with his newly appointed Members of the Executive Board Markus Glöckler (l.) and Christoph Grunert (r.).

To mark the start of the new year, TALKE – the chemical logistics specialist – has fulfilled its plans to bring a new generation onto its Executive Board. Markus Glöckler (47) and Christoph Grunert (43) are succeeding Armin Talke (74) and Norbert Talke (69), both of whom are moving to the Advisory Board. Alfred Talke (44) will continue as Group Managing Director.

This change in the senior management team is part of TALKE’s long-term programme aimed at creating the conditions necessary for the next stages of the group’s development. By filling the two Executive Board positions from within its own ranks and retaining two family members as active participants on the Advisory Board, TALKE is also strengthening the foundations for the group’s strategy of continuous and sustainable growth, which it has been pursuing for a number of years.

Christoph Grunert will take responsibility for both European logistics activities and international project business. He has been with the company for more than 16 years and, since 2012, has been responsible for the European Warehousing and Value-Added Services division. Previously, he was instrumental in establishing and developing both the group’s business in the Middle East and its consulting and project activities.

Markus Glöckler has been with TALKE since 2014 and during that time has had the Finance and Controlling division and Strategic Procurement within his portfolio. In joining the Board of Directors, he will now also take responsibility for IT and for the Project Management Office. Before coming to TALKE, Glöckler held a variety of commercial positions within the international airline sector.

“I am very much looking forward to our ongoing cooperation with Markus Glöckler and Christoph Grunert. They are the first managing directors in TALKE’s history not drawn from the ranks of the family itself,” notes Alfred Talke, Group Managing Director and co-owner of the internationally active chemical logistics group – a member of the third generation of the Talke family to fulfil such a role. “They nevertheless personify the continuity that is so important for our family, as well as the qualities of professionalism and innovation that will enable us as a team to lead our company into the future.”

Glöckler and Grunert will retain their places on TALKE’s Board of Directors, managing the day-to-day business of the group in conjunction with the Directors for Transport, the Middle East and the United States as well as Human Resources.

Photo TALKE Group Managing Director Alfred Talke (centre) with his newly appointed Members of the Executive Board Markus Glöckler (l.) and Christoph Grunert (r.) Jpg, 7 MB

For the editorial teams
TALKE is one of the leading international logistics service providers for the chemical and petrochemical industries. The core competencies of the company, which was founded in 1947, include the transport, storage and handling of hazardous and harmless materials in all aggregate states. In addition to this, the logistics specialist offers consulting, design and implementation of the relevant structures, processes and systems.

TALKE has more than 3,600 employees in Europe, the Middle East, India, China and the USA.

Press contact Dominique Piterek, Manager Corporate Communications & Marketing, T: +49(0)2233/599-514, dominique.piterek@remove-this.talke.com