Expansion of the Management Board of MARC O’POLO AG: Dr. Patric Spethmann appointed COO

Stephanskirchen, 29.04.2019 - MARC O’POLO sets course for the future, creating a new division for Logistics and IT. The Management Board will be expanded to include the position of COO. Effective August 1, 2019, the Supervisory Board appoints Dr. Patric Spethmann as COO.

With this appointment, the company underlines its strategic intention to further align MARC O’POLO AG to the future.

“In order to seize future opportunities, we must continue to invest in our infrastructure, our IT and our logistics. We are pleased that we have been able to bring aboard Dr. Spethmann, an accomplished COO with many years of experience and excellent competence in logistics and IT. We wish him every success in his role,” says Werner Böck, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of MARC O’POLO AG.

CEO Dieter Holzer adds: “With the enlarged Management Board, we have a strong team and the right structure to accelerate our international growth and expand of our digital activities, further interlinking the online and offline worlds. Agile logistics and a powerful IT are essential for this.”

Dr. Patric Spethmann comes from Gries Deco Company GmbH, which operates under the trademark DEPOT. As COO, he was most recently responsible for logistics and IT. Among other things, he oversaw the expansion and professionalisation of international logistics and IT. Over his career, he has also held positions at Tchibo and the Otto Group.