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Who is AOP?

Air & Ocean Partners was founded in 2005 and from the very beginning we had a vision to create a quality cargo network that helps bring freight forwarders together for mutual benefit.  The quality of such a network is based on the quality of its members and management team.  Our network does exactly this.


Helmut GrossHelmut Gross - President

Born 1957, Helmut Gross has been a managing director in the forwarding business since 1975.  He has many years of experience in the air cargo industry.  Helmut has held several key positions in major cargo agencies and has served as owner of a forwarding company since the early 1980’s.  Helmut Gross is no novice when it comes to working in the industry and facing stiff competition.  


Viktor André FuchsViktor André Fuchs - C.O.O.

Viktor was born 1978 and has established himself as an experienced freight forwarding agent & business economist. He originally started as a forwarding agent at Munich International Airport.  Viktor worked his up from the bottom and has served held many different positions for international forwarding agencies.  Viktor has since been very active in the networking industry and as served as a managing director and shareholder of the Gross Fuchs Group of companies.  


Larissa Schaefer @ AOPLarissa Schaefer - Sales & Business Development

She graduated in secondary school and then started an apprenticeship as an examined foreign language correspondent. After her graduation she went to Spain to gain experience in English and Spanish to work in the service industry. After she returned to Munich, she joined the AOP Team in August 2014 and is supporting the team as a Business Development Representative.


Dennis Melzer, Gross+Fuchs Group of NetworksDennis Melzer - Sales & Business Development
After graduating from secondary school in 2011, he completed his apprenticeship in a German airline’s cargo division over 2,5 years. Subsequently, he gained another 2,5 years of working experience in a medium to big sized German forwarding agency from Hamburg in Customer Service and later as a Sales Representative. He joined the AOP team in October 2016 for Sales & Business Development


Marijana DragusinMarijana Dragusin - Sales & Marketing
She was born and raised in Croatia. Once she finished her studies, she decided to travel the world and to work onboard a cruise ship for a year. Since 2014 she lives and works in Munich, Germany. In June 2018 she started to work for our networks and supports us for Sales & Marketing.


Fabian CostaFabian Costa - Trainee for Sales & Marketing
When he finished the graduation of secondary school in 2016, he used to work as a healthcare worker for 2 Years. He now recently joined our network-family as a trainee supporting us in our daily administration work.

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