SAMEDAYLOGISTICS US wins top time-critical executive as future managing partner and CEO

SAMEDAYLOGISTICS, the leading European operator for Emergency Logistics, achieves agreement with Martin Rickenbacher, former time-critical executive at DSV Panalpina, to join the SAMEDAY-group as new managing partner and CEO for North America

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SAMEDAYLOGISTICS entered the US-market in 2019 with the acquisition of Global Transportation Solutions Inc., which was renamed into SAMEDAYLOGISTICS US. Both Americas proved to be of vital importance as time-critical-destinations for SAMEDAY for long, so the ground was well prepared with an established customer, partner and courier network to satisfy customer requirements from the American market into Europe and Asia. Having implemented all relevant SAMEDAY-systems and processes in the North American organization over the past 12 months, the time is now right to inject further time-critical logistic experience and also entrepreneurial leadership with Martin Rickenbacher as new managing partner and CEO, to leverage the huge emergency logistics potential in the US-market.

Martin Rickenbacher, CEO SAMEDAYLOGISTICS US: “I am extremely happy that the SAMEDAY-group was open to embrace my entrepreneurial proposal on how to bring the North American SAMEDAY-operation onto the next level. Being engaged in this market for more than 20 years, I am very well connected and able to offer existing and new SAMEDAY customers tailored solutions for their emergency logistics needs. Building on the established, efficient, and well reputed platform that SAMEDAYLOGISTICS has developed offers a great number of opportunities for me and the team.”

Holger Zulauf, CEO SAMEDAYLOGISTICS: “I have known Martin Rickenbacher for a very long time, and in particular from the business relationship I had with him as “Mr. time-critical” for DSV Panalpina in the US. He is the most profiled and knowledgeable expert in the North American emergency logistics market, so it is a pleasure and honour for the SAMEDAY-family to welcome him as the new managing partner and CEO of our US-operation. The business potential of the US market is limitless, and Martin knows the way how to exploit it.”

About Martin Rickenbacher:

Martin Rickenbacher, a dual Swiss and American citizen, is enthusiastic about shipping and traffic coordination since leaving high school in Zurich, Switzerland in the late eighties. Equipped with a Business School and Management diploma, he moved to the USA after a first international assignment in London, taking over the responsibility as an air gateway manager for DSV Panalpina in Los Angeles. He stayed with DSV Panalpina in different locations and positions for more than 20 years, managing their charter network with customized airfreight solutions during the last 10 years. He also holds a Lean Six Sigma Certification from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Since its foundation in 1996, SAMEDAYLOGISTICS has become the leading European provider for industrial emergency logistics with approx. 40.000 OBC-Services and an uncountable number of specialty transports conducted over time. SAMEDAYLOGISTICS is part of the SLS Group, an international group of specialized logistics service providers, and operates locations in Germany, Czech Republic, Romania and the United States with more than 100 employees.  
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