John Baumgartner to leave Gebr. Heinemann; Gottschling to assume role

By Andrew Pentol |

John Baumgartner, Sales Director, Inflight & Catering, Gebr. Heinemann, is to pursue interests outside duty free and travel retail.

John Baumgartner, Sales Director, Inflight & Catering, Gebr. Heinemann is to leave the German family-owned company at the end of the month to pursue interests outside DF&TR, TRBusiness can confirm.

News of Baumgartner’s departure was revealed in a letter distributed to partners and customers which was seen by TRBusiness.

Baumgartner will be replaced by Oliver Gottschling, who will assume the role on 1 August 2021. Gottschling has been working with the company for more than 10 years in different positions.

For the past two years he has served as Head of Category Management, Liquor, Tobacco and Confectionery. Before that, he held the roles of Head of Sales in the Cruises and Ferries Department and Head of Market Management/Retail.


Gebr. Heinemann said: “We thank John for his successful work at Gebr. Heinemann. In the last five years he has built up strong and reliable partnerships between you, our partners and customers. As he now leaves the business, we wish him all the best in his new adventure.”

On the appointment of Gottschling, the company added: “We are more than sure that the well working cooperation and the strong relationship that has been established between the inflight and catering team and you, our partners, will continue with Oliver Gottschling in the same positive way.”


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