Behind TFE is a team of true (fish) experts. The management team combines decades of experience in the fields of fish products, cold chain logistics, sales, strategy and IT. This concentrated load of expertise has only one clear vision: to reinvent the fish market in Germany and the world – with products that people really want.


Tobias Karmann

Chief Executive Officer
When it comes to strategy and the further development of our company, we rely on our CEO and retail expert Tobias Karmann. He discovered his passion for food and customer orientation during his training at the Hotel Bareiss in the Black Forest. After graduating in business administration at the universities of Cologne, Dublin and Aachen, Tobias developed strategies and implemented them for various retail and consumer goods companies. He has acquired his knowledge and know-how in this industry over many years as an operative manager in food retailing.


Christian Helms

Chairman of the Advisory Board
Bremen-born Christian Helms knows the special requirements and challenges of temperature-sensitive foods and, as one of the founders and CEO of TFE GmbH, brings his expertise in supply chains, logistics and distribution of premium foods to the table. Helms has been CEO and the largest shareholder of the CCG Group (Cool Chain Group AG) to which Rungis Express AG also belonged. Previously, Helms spent 18 years living in Asia, Australia and North America, setting up and managing cool chain logistics systems.

Timo Hinsch

Sales Manager
Our sales manager Timo Hinsch is the contact person for our existing and potential customers alike. He is responsible for the development of national and international sales and initiates the product launch in new countries, markets and customer groups. We are especially pleased that Timo – thanks to his experience and his curriculum vitae – is very familiar with fish products.


Thomas Schemmel

Director Product and Innovation
Thomas Schemmel is the culinary mastermind of the company. Born in Austria, the former chef was awarded several times by the Gault & Millau before he decided to enter the business world. As "Director Product and Innovation" Thomas ensures that our products always come with excellent taste.


Volker Eickhoff

Commercial Manager


Dorte Weinrich

Quality Management