TAPA strengthens leadership team to drive supply chain resilience

posted on 9th February 2021 by Eddie Saunders

Thorsten Neumann, President & CEO of TAPA EMEA, has appointed Ap Boom as the Association’s new Chief Financial & Compliance Officer. A former volunteer member of the region’s Board of Directors, Ap joins TAPA EMEA in this new full-time role after more than 20 years in the security industry. After holding senior security management roles in the retail and ICT services sectors, Ap’s career in supply chain security started when he joined TNT in 2009 and, later, DHL International. Prior to accepting this new post, he spent over four years with Amazon, latterly as Senior Manager EMEA Security & Loss Prevention.

Markus Prinz has also joined TAPA EMEA’s full-time team in the newly-created role of Senior Manager, Trainings & Standards. During his term on the regional Board of Directors, he led the growth and transformation of the Association’s Security Standards training programme which, in 2020, delivered face-to-face and online courses for over 1,000 TAPA members. Markus previously spent over 20 years with logistic services providers in Germany, most recently as Senior Manager Quality & Security Systems at Hammer GmbH.

TAPA EMEA members have also elected four more members to the region’s Advisory Board:

• Marcel Saarloos of HP Inc.
• Mark Grüntjes of Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate Center GmbH
• Björn Hartong of Zurich Insurance

• Paul Linders of CEVA Logistics

Marcel, Mark, Björn and Paul join the previously appointed Advisory Board members:

• Gilad Solnik of Amazon
• Michael Schmidt of Volkswagen

• Frank Ewald of Deutsche Post DHL Group