Our management

Marc-Oliver Simon, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Marc-Oliver Simon, studied Industrial Engineering at university of applied science Neu-Ulm and university of applied science Ulm. His international experience he got at University of México D.F. and at Lincoln University, Christchurch (New Zealand). Directly after his final degree in August 2000 he founded together with former fellow students Transporeon GmbH in Ulm. They developed the in the today europewide leading  internet logistics platform Transporeon, which is focused on optimal completion of operational processes in the transportation logistics. At Transporeon Group Marc-Oliver Simon is today as Managing Director responsible for different strategic initiatives.

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Ahmet Arslan

Ahmet Arslan, Chief Development & Engineering Officer (CDEO)

Pragmatic and forward-looking, Ahmet has been contributing to the success of the Group since he joined Transporeon in 2003. 

Passionate about his role as Chief Development & Engineering Officer, he ensures scalable, reliable high-performance platforms for the Transporeon Group. His highest priorities are availability, confidentiality and integrity, and he aims to help customers achieve greater success. With his teams, he focuses on building innovative cloud products across the logistics supply chain to deliver the best possible customer experience at every touch point. 

Ahmet has overall responsibility for all platforms and IT operation, information security, software development and information management. He is a firm believer in continuous improvement and collaborative teamwork, stating “We are one team”.

Thomas Einsiedler, Chief Product Officer (CPO)

Along with sales and logistics expertise, active listening is one of Thomas’ particular skills. He believes that you can learn something new from every discussion; the trick is merely to be curious and interested. So it is very unlikely that you will find Thomas and his team talking too much about features and functions. Instead, you will probably notice they are asking questions and listening carefully before considering how to meet customer needs and developing appropriate new products and services.

Thomas is in regular contact with many customers and with all parts of the Transporeon Group – particularly sales, operations and development – in order to translate needs into product capabilities. While he recognizes the profound benefits of digitalization, he also retains a personal, human approach: “For certain topics, it’s essential to use the telephone or better still arrange a face-to-face meeting”. 

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Peter Foerster Potrait

Peter Förster, Founder and Managing Partner of Transporeon

Peter Förster studied industrial engineering in Kempten/Neu-Ulm and Ulm with a strong focus on Marketing. Following graduation he joined Siemens ICN Information and Communications Networks as a Junior Marketing Consultant, at the same time working to set up Transporeon GmbH with friends from his time at university. The company was founded in the year 2000. As Managing Director, Förster focuses primarily on product and innovation management.

Leander Kling, Founder and Managing Director of Mercareon

Leander Kling began his career at Siemens AG, where he was a Sales Manager for IT solutions and worked with key accounts involved in trade and industry.

From 2005 to 2008 he was a Key Account Manager at Transporeon, responsible for acquiring and looking after new customers as well as project management with the focus on both time slot management and loading management. In September 2008 Kling joined Transporeon as a Product Manager with responsibility for the development and expansion of the new Mercareon platform. When Mercareon was established as a spin-off in 2010, Leander King became Head of Sales with responsibility for the further development of the Mercareon platform. He has been Managing Director of Mercareon GmbH since 2011. 

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martin mack

Martin Mack, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

After his studies of Business Sciences in Augsburg Mr. Mack, started his professional career at Kässbohrer Fahrzeugwerke in Ulm with a strong focus on SAP Projects nationally as well as internationally.  In November 2004 he took over leading tasks for SAP ERP Systems and IT Systems for shippers at Transporeon. In 2010 Mr. Mack became Managing Director for the technical area at Transporeon. Here he can perfectly use his expert knowledge in SAP R/3, mySAP (Module MM, FI, CO, HR, SD, LES, Basis) as well as his experiences in leading positions.

Ed Moran, Managing Director / SVP Sales & Marketing Americas, Transporeon Group Americas

Inspired by continuous supply chain innovation and the accelerating pace of technology adoption, Ed brings more than 25 years of experience to the task of running Transporeon Group Americas. 

Ed has held senior management positions at companies that have transformed the global supply chain planning and execution space. In previous roles, he worked for U.S.-based industry pioneers as they expanded across the globe. Now his mission is to grow Transporeon from its European roots into the Americas.

With responsibility for every stage of the customer journey in the Americas, Ed is familiar with nurturing growth on both a corporate and a personal level. By providing guidance to the new core process teams he’s established, he takes great pride in identifying new talent and in developing the “next generation” of leadership in the supply chain.

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Peter Schmidt, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

'Make customer benefits the focus of all your activities and you’ll be successful.' This maxim accompanies Peter Schmidt on a daily basis at the Transporeon Group. In his role as Chief Commercial Officer, he’s responsible for the strategy and direction of the global sales and marketing organization, and he leads this team with energy and integrity. As well as urging his colleagues to place customers at the heart of day-to-day endeavors, he also encourages sharing ideas for continuous improvement. 

Peter regularly meets with customers, seeking out every opportunity to discuss their requirements for the digitalization of logistics processes and identify best-fit Transporeon solutions. Prior to joining the Group, Peter’s career spanned 20 years of international management roles with other leading software companies. Most recently, he was Adobe’s Managing Director and Vice President of Adobe Systems, responsible for business in Central Europe, Russia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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