From October 1, 2023, Yvonne Hoetschl will head the branch office of a. hartrodt Germany at Munich Airport as Branch Manager. The 42-year-old succeeds Olaf Abl, who is retiring in December after almost 44 years with the family-owned company. Yvonne Hoetschl has worked in sales in the Bavaria team of a. hartrodt for a decade, most recently as Regional Sales Manager and Assistant Branch Manager. She originally trained as a freight forwarder in the Rhine-Main area, then pursued a career in air freight. A native of Hesse, she wants to continue Olaf Abl's growth strategy and, like him, put "the customer first".
Workforce in Munich, Nuremberg and Hamburg
Munich is one of the most important offices of a. hartrodt Germany with 24 people on site –including sales, air freight import/export, door-door courier services as well as 2 trainees. Also affiliated are 2 sales experts in Nuremberg and 13 employees for sea freight export in Hamburg. Olaf Abl is "proud” of having built up and expanded the branch from 5 employees in 1985 to almost 40 employees today.
Family-like working atmosphere plus quality services
After completing his freight forwarding apprenticeship at a. hartrodt in Hamburg, Olaf Abl worked as a canvasser in Frankfurt before making the Munich office fly "as an entrepreneur within the company". In the owner-managed company with short decision-making channels, the Hamburg native "always felt very comfortable" and passed on the owners' confidence to his team. In retrospect, a family-like working atmosphere plus quality services are decisive success factors for him. Yvonne Hoetschl is continuing this tradition in Munich. The strong industry in Bavaria and the second largest Lufthansa hub are fueling growth.
Yvonne Hoetschl wants to "grow in all areas" and positions a. hartrodt as a "modern company, characterized in particular by its people". By the end of 2024, she plans to hire up to three sales experts in Munich and Nuremberg.