Expert and veteran in telematics
1977 the trained forwarding agent began his career at Danzas
Until 1986 leading responsibly in various trucking companies, most recently as managing director of vehicles Termoropa Munster, a medium-sized food forwarder with 150 vehicles
1986 - 2000 working in software companies like Cap debis and PAS, who are dedicated to logistics. First telematics projects at Nelke, Hays, P&O etc.
2000 - 2008 managing Director at Qualcomm, responsible for large telematics installations in Germany, Poland, Austria and Switzerland
Seit 2008 managing Director of TIS GmbH in Bocholt and responsible for the sales department
Managing Director of TIS GmbH in Bocholt
Interview with Peter Giesekus
Actually, I've stumbled rather accidentally into the forwarding industry. After high school, I often helped out in a freight forwarding company as a driver and finally, during the period in which I had to wait for a place at university, I completed an apprenticeship there. Pretty quickly I had learned that the forwarding business has more perspectives to offer than those as a driver.
Back then I was 28 years old and managing a food shipping agency with about 100 vehicles - and had reached an impasse due to possibilities of further developments in my career there, because I was already near the top.
I've also always been fascinated by process design and organization. At that time a Munster company began to develop software for the Full truckload industry. He needed technically funded input from the trucking industry - because software development is organizational development. Then the owner made me an offer in the nick of time. I have hesitated for a long time. But finally doing what I really wanted, motivated me a lot: which was designing and optimizing processes and solving new organizational tasks every day, without me getting bogged down in the daily routines of the freight forwarding business.
I can very well distinguish between nonsense and visions, because I know from practice, what can be implemented, where the problem areas are and how to streamline the processes. The subject of "forwarding" is very hard to explain to a theorist. Since it helps a lot in software development, if you are a practitioner. Programming can be learned, freight forwarding, you should have done yourself.
From 2000 to 2008 I was responsible as the first German employee and manager of a stock traded U.S. company for their establishment in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Poland. It was good times during the establishing period, but the more established of the group became in Europe, more limited my scope of action became and the more routine administration became.
I had known Josef Bielefeld for a long time and then as well as now, felt respect for his engineering spirit. We got in touch again over a project. He was looking for someone with good industry knowledge and networks in Europe - and I did not have to think about it very long. At TIS, I would finally be able to make a difference and so one thing lead to the next.Today I can implement ideas within a reasonable period, and would rather be inspired than thwarted. Many new technologies, such as integrated Photography offer new opportunities in telematics. Telematics is still young and is in its infancy. For a telematics veteran like me, there is hardly any better habitat than TIS.
What customers say about working with TIS
"We enjoy working with TIS, because TIS is a reliable project partner who quickly implements professional solutions tailored to our growing needs."
IT Manager / IT Head Office Germany
Raben Services GmbH
„Everything the employees of TIS integrate into the hardware works out very well - no rough edges.“
KG Bursped Speditions-GmbH & Co in Hamburg
"To us the TIS is a competent service provider, who convinces us of his reliability and flexibility again and again even after many years of working together."
Forwarder Sander in Itzehoe
„Working with TIS is simple, straightforward and professional ...“
BEWITAL GmbH & Co. KG in Südlohn-Oeding
"We opted for PSV3 because TIS always strive for staying up-to-date with their system and at the time of the evaluation the product came with the best value for money. We also already had very good experience with TIS and their predecessor "Psion" (the scanner with laser pen)."
Prokurist | Head of IT-Services Overland Transports
Gebrüder Weiss Gesellschaft m.b.H.
"We enjoy working with TIS, because we appreciate the personal contact with the TIS staff that has grown over many years. We perceive the cooperation as very trustful. TIS is a very innovative partner supporting us optimally with the ever-increasing requirements in the field of transportation and logistics. Especially in terms of new projects TIS assists quickly and competently."
Head of IT
Forwarder Heinrich Gustke GmbH