In summer 2016 John Baumgartner was appointed Sales Director, Inflight & Catering at Gebr Heinemann, based in Hamburg, Germany. In his current role John leads a team of around 25 people that manage the Heinemann wholesale and distribution business to airlines and airline retails across Europe. The services that the team offers include account management, category management, crew engagement and operations support. Heinemann is the largest distributor of travel retail & duty free goods to airlines and airline retailers across Europe.
Before joining Gebr Heinemann, John worked in various management roles in Stockholm with the Nordic airline retail specialist Inflight Service Europe (now part of Gate Retail).