11. June 2019 | Press release

Erwin Tollenaar appointed COO of DPD Netherlands

DPD Nederland has expanded its management team. Erwin Tollenaar (52) becomes COO of the parcel service from 1 July 2019. Alongside CEO Eric Dietz, CFO Jan Hattink and CCO Thiemo van Spellen, he completes the company’s management. As COO, Tollenaar will focus mainly on the further development of the operational organisation. This will assure DPD of a sound basis on which to realise its growth strategy and guarantee the high quality of its services.

Erwin Tollenaar has many years of experience in international logistics, strategic and operational roles. In occupying a range of senior and management positions at companies such as Sony, Kuehne+Nagel, NedTrain and Ingram Micro, he has made managing growth and complex logistics processes his area of expertise. He has also lived and worked in a number of countries. In his role as Managing Director at Ingram Micro, Tollenaar was responsible for implementing and managing operational e-commerce branches for companies such as Bol.com, Zalando and Asos.

Erwin Tollenaar on his appointment at DPD Nederland:

“Strengthening its international competitive position is an important objective for DPD. I look forward immensely to contributing to this with my international experience. My focus is on developing the operational infrastructure. This is fundamental to guaranteeing the quality of our services for both receivers and senders during the growth that DPD is achieving.”

DPD is very pleased with the arrival of Erwin Tollenaar. Eric Dietz, CEO of DPD Nederland on his appointment:   

“Erwin’s arrival brings our Dutch management team up to full strength. We are ready for further growth. With his international and operational experience in e-commerce customers and complex logistics processes, Tollenaar will make a direct contribution to this. We look forward to a successful cooperation!”