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XSTAFF strengthens management team

Stephan Schiller

Stephan Schiller comes on board as partner and new managing director in January

Düsseldorf, January 10, 2023 – Effective January 16, 2023, Stephan Schiller will become the new managing director and partner of XSTAFF GmbH. The 52-year-old, most recently Managing Director of Hermes Europe GmbH and CEO of Hermes International, will in future lead the company’s fortunes together with company founder Bodo Knop and Antonios Rigalos, Chief Growth Officer of XSTAFF.

With Schiller’s commitment, the logistics service provider based in Düsseldorf is sending a clear signal for the future direction of the company. “With Stephan Schiller, we have been able to win over a management personality who not only brings a great deal of know-how and high expertise, but who also shares our vision of a cooperative business model. This creates ideal conditions for us to continue XSTAFF’s growth course,” says Bodo Knop, Chairman of the board of STAFF GmbH, about the renowned reinforcement.

At home in global markets

Schiller has been working in the logistics industry for over 30 years and has become familiar with almost all dimensions of logistics during this time. This includes operational management across all modes of transport, the establishment and expansion of global partner networks, and the development of e-commerce solutions. The development and positioning of Hermes as a supply chain logistics provider and the incorporation of the business model into the Otto Group’s procurement logistics can be attributed to Schiller. For example, Schiller has filled positions as a carrier, service provider and BCO in his career. “This knowledge of the different interests and lines of conflict is helpful, especially when it comes to successfully advising XSTAFF members and developing added value.”

In any case, the Hamburg native sees his strengths primarily in the development and long-term establishment of powerful business units. “Conceiving, building, structuring and creating value: that is my DNA and certainly one of the reasons why I chose a young, up-and-coming company like XSTAFF. I am fascinated by the business idea that underlies the company and that still holds enormous possibilities beyond what has been achieved so far. This requires not only further geographical and product growth, but also the expansion and further development of strategic competencies. Our goal must be to become the most important strategic partner for our BCOs and the central point of contact for all questions relating to logistics. In this way, we create added value that benefits all parties involved.”


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