ECS Group has announced the appointment of Martin Bittner as its new managing director of Globe Air Cargo, Germany. Bittner assumed the role on 1 January 2017, taking over from Mark Grinsted who will retire on 31 March after serving 14 long years with the group.
An industry veteran with a wealth of experience spanning nearly 50 years, Grinsted has agreed to put his rich knowledge to good use in the coming years in special projects for ECS Group.
Grinsted was instrumental in establishing Aero Cargo International GmbH as a second ECS company in Germany and was part of the management from its commencement. In January 2016, he also took on full responsibility as managing director for Aero Cargo, where he merged the activities of Aero Cargo with Globe Air Cargo for improved synergies.
Grinsted’s successor Bittner joins from DHL Global Forwarding Germany where he was most recently head of key account management. He was responsible for all sales, marketing and retention activities for key accounts in Germany.
“I am very proud to join the ECS group especially because of the strong and professional image in the market. I hope the experiences gained during my career will add value to the group for even greater success for the future,” said Martin Bittner, managing director of Globe Air Cargo Germany.
Previously, he held senior roles at senior roles at Expeditors International, Air Canada Cargo, Continental Europe and Lufthansa Cargo.