- Previous sales manager of Mercedes-Benz Bank AG to continue expansion of Daimler’s mobility services
- Ticket purchase via smartphone to be introduced in further German cities this year
Jörg Lamparter has been appointed CEO of the moovel Group GmbH. The 45-year-old business studies graduate is responsible for the further development and marketing of the moovel mobility app, as well as managing the U.S. subsidiaries of moovel Group GmbH, RideScout and GlobeSherpa. His predecessor, Robert Henrich, has left the company. Since 2013, Lamparter has served as sales manager at Mercedes-Benz Bank AG. Prior to that he was the managing director of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada for five years, and also worked as a department manager for digital sales channels at Mercedes-Benz Bank AG. Chairman of the Board of Daimler Financial Services AG Klaus Entenmann, who oversees the Daimler mobility services moovel, car2go and mytaxi, said, "Jörg Lamparter has a lot of sales experience and a strong customer focus. After the successful launch of moovel in Stuttgart, we would like to expand the mobile book and pay capabilities for various modes of transport, including bus and train, to more German cities. We want to thank Robert Henrich for his dedication in helping build and expand our mobility service offerings and wish him all the best with his new endeavors."
Using the moovel app, people throughout Germany will be able to book and pay for carsharing services car2go and Flinkster, taxi app mytaxi, and German Rail (Deutsche Bahn). In Stuttgart, public transport tickets were added to this list in November 2015, turning moovel into the first provider worldwide of a true "one-stop-shop" for urban mobility. The app also shows the best connection from A to B using a variety of modes of transport.