Since his appointment in 2009 Markus has been responsible for arvato’s supply chain division in the UK, driving the diversification of the business in core growth markets such as IT/high-tech, healthcare and e-commerce fulfilment. As part of his role he oversees arvato’s state-of-the-art distribution hubs in Milton Keynes and Hams Hall, Birmingham.
Markus has significant expertise in delivering international supply chain solutions for leading global brands, including Bosch, Toshiba, Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music. In 2008 he led the implementation of a major BPO project around the takeover of Universal Music’s UK distribution facility in Milton Keynes. Prior to that Markus had a major role in consolidating the Central European distribution of Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) to a new European Distribution Centre, located in north-eastern France.
Markus has occupied several managerial positions within arvato, performing crucial roles in the development and international expansion of the company. In 2008, Markus transferred to arvato UK as Head of Business Integration and Key Accounts. Previously, he had been appointed Senior Key Account Manager in Gütersloh, Germany, having been Director of Customer Service, Administration and Finance for arvato in Atton, France. He joined arvato in 1998 as an Executive Assistant.
Markus studied Business Engineering at Paderborn University, followed by International Management at Western Michigan University. He is married with three children and in his spare time enjoys running and playing football.