Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Jacobson Companies Announcement

Jacobson Companies Announces Julian Duerschmidt as President of Key Account Sales

Des Moines, IA – (February 7, 2011) – Jacobson Companies, a leading worldwide third party logistics company, is pleased to announce it has hired Julian Duerschmidt as President of its Key Account Sales Team (KAST).  Mr. Duerschmidt will join the senior management team and be responsible for key and strategic account development across Jacobson’s three business units.

He will be based out of Jacobson Companies’ corporate offices in Des Moines, Iowa.

Brian Lutt, president of Jacobson Companies, stated, “We are very pleased that Julian has joined Jacobson Companies as the President of our Key Account Sales Team and will lead our strategic account management process.  As we accelerate our business growth with new capabilities and in new geographies, a key component of our strategy will be the continued focus on large account development across Jacobson’s three business units.  We look forward to working with Julian and enhancing our presence with our customers as Jacobson goes global.”

Mr. Duerschmidt moves to Jacobson after working the past six years with DHL Exel Supply Chain, where he held the position of VP of Global Business Development.  At DHL Exel, he was responsible for the highly successful development of several large consumer products customers.

Prior to joining the 3PL industry with DHL Exel, Mr. Duerschmidt held senior management positions in global supply chain at companies such as Mars Inc., Fiskars Brands and Lantis Eyewear.  He holds a Master’s Degree in International logistics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

"Jacobson presents an exciting opportunity for success, Duerschmidt said.  We are in a position to drive business relationships to the next level, enhancing and expanding business across Jacobson's existing customer base as well as developing a large new client portfolio.  We have owners and shareholders motivated to invest and grow the business, a first class management team and operations that are best-in-class. We have all the tools to exceed our customers’ expectations in North America and globally."

About Jacobson Companies
Founded in 1968, Jacobson Companies is a leading third-party logistics service provider offering end-to-end supply chain management solutions around the globe. Our service offerings include freight forwarding (ocean & air), customs brokerage, PO management, consolidation/deconsolidation, warehousing & distribution, contract packaging and manufacturing and transportation management. Jacobson operates more than 35 million square feet of warehouse space worldwide with approximately 7,000 employees. Jacobson maintains a website at http://www.jacobsonco.com.