DACHSER New Zealand – the management

With the help of forward-thinking business concepts, DACHSER has, over the past decades, developed into one of the world’s leading logistics service providers. The company’s innovative power is based on the DACHSER Business Units, which form stable economic pillars and encompass the entire portfolio of logistics services, as well as the collaborative ethos of experienced executives.  

The executives share common basic values and goals and see it as their core mission to strengthen the group against future requirements and to drive the expansion of DACHSER. Their combined expertise and commitment to sustainable business practices guarantee the long-term profitability and future viability of DACHSER.

The structure of DACHSER’s Executive Board can be found on our corporate website.

Edoardo Podestà - Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific

Edoardo Podestà, born 1962 in Italy, has been Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific since 2014. He is in charge of 12 business areas of DACHSER’s Asia Pacific Business Unit. Prior to this, Podestà was Managing Director at Züst Ambrosetti Far East Ltd., a joint venture with DACHSER. In 2003, when DACHSER took full control of the company and renamed it DACHSER Far East Ltd., Podestà ensured a smooth transition. He has steered the growth of the Far East entity before extending his scope of responsibility to the Asia Pacific region. Podestà has held a variety of positions in the logistics industry in Asia for more than 25 years.

Adam Cruttenden - Managing Director, Air & Sea Logistics Oceania

Adam Cruttenden is a highly experienced professional with over 28 years in the logistics industry. In March 2023, he became the Managing Director of DACHSER Oceania, Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific, through the acquisition of ACA International. With a background in Operations, Account Management, and Business Management, Adam brings extensive expertise to his role. He leads the Business Units in Australia and New Zealand, ensuring seamless operations and delivering superior service. Known for his strategic mindset and exceptional leadership, Adam is dedicated to driving growth and positioning DACHSER Oceania as a leading provider of air and sea logistics services in the region.

Tom Pritchard - Country Manager, Air & Sea Logistics New Zealand

Tom Pritchard was appointed Country Manager of DACHSER New Zealand, Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific. Tom brings a wealth of experience and a diverse background to his role. Following the acquisition of ACA International, Tom assumed the position in March 2023. Originally from Wales, he has lived in Hong Kong and Korea before settling in New Zealand in 2011. With a distinguished academic background from the University of Leicester in the UK, Tom has held various positions in Operations, Commercial Management, and Branch Management since arriving in New Zealand. His four-year tenure as the General Manager of New Zealand for ACA International showcases his leadership abilities and contributes to his success in driving operational excellence and fostering strong client relationships at DACHSER.