Association, BVL.digital and the continuing education sector to be restructured
A three-person team comprising Dr Christian Grotemeier, Mike J. Holtkamp and Christoph Meyer will form the management of the non-profit Federal Logistics Association (Bundesvereinigung Logistik) BVL e.V., BVL Campus and BVL Service GmbH from 1 April 2021.
Dr Christian Grotemeier joined BVL in 2014 as Head of Research and Events. In 2018, the economist with a doctorate became a member of the Executive Board and took over the management of the newly founded BVL.digital GmbH, which is now being integrated into BVL. As Managing Director of BVL e.V., he will focus on the areas of marketing/sales, product development, the seminars as well as digitalisation and IT.
Mike J. Holtkamp joined the BVL office as commercial director on 15 February 2021. The business economist (BA) and trained industrial clerk was most recently commercial manager, finance & controlling, IT and human resources at Fuchs Wisura GmbH in Bremen. He succeeds the long-standing Managing Director Uwe Peters, who will leave BVL at his own request in the middle of the year – as had been planned for a long time. In addition to finance and human resources, Holtkamp is responsible for event organisation and purchasing.
Christoph Meyer has been Head of Research and Events at BVL since 2018 and was already Project Manager of the German Logistics Congress in previous years. The regional science graduate came from Jacobs University, where he was coordinator of the International Logistics Department. On the management board, Meyer is in charge of content, the German Foreign Trade and Transport Academy and the association’s relationship management.
Prof. Thomas Wimmer, who retired from the BVL Executive Board in March 2020 after his election as Chairman of the Executive Board, bears overall responsibility in his Executive Board function and continues to take care of press and public relations, committee contacts and the MX Award, German Logistics Award and the economic movers and shakers projects in operational terms.
Together with Uwe Peters, the Commercial Director, the two have formed the core team of BVL’s full-time top management since 2004. After Wimmer was elected to head the board, Uwe Peters became sole managing director for a transitional period. At that time it was already clear that he would leave BVL at his own request in the middle of 2021. Until then, he will be on hand to help his successor Mike Holtkamp in particular with advice and assistance as he familiarises himself with the company.
Founded in 1978, the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) e.V. is a non-profit, neutral and predominantly voluntary organisation. As a platform for logistics managers in industry, trade and services, for scientists and students, it forms a bridge between business and science with almost 11,000 members today and is a podium for the national and international exchange of ideas between managers from logistics and supply chain management.