Within the current turbulences at Karstadt (read our previous coverage here), another member of staff has resigned: Chief Operations Officer (COO) Rüdiger Hartmann is leaving the company at his own wish “to follow new challenges”.

Hartmann has been with Karstadt since December 2012, initially as director operations. Karstadt manager and CFO Miguel Müllenbach: “We thank Rüdiger Hartmann for his precious contribution to this company in the difficult past time. I want to especially highlight his expertise and responsibility within our middle to long term efficiency increasing programs, the redirection of our IT and logistics centers as well as with the professionalization of our catering subsidiary Le Buffet.”

Until a final solution, there will be an interim structure to cover Rudiger Hartmann’s duties.