Dr. Christoph Franz, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, has been elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Technik AG. In addition, on July 24, 2012, the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Technik AG appointed Dr. Johannes Bussmann to the Executive Board with responsibility for Human Resources, Engine & VIP Services.
Bussmann will take over this position on September 1 for Uwe Mukrasch, who is leaving the company at his own request.
Dr. Bussmann, who is 43, has been Senior Vice President Engine Services at Lufthansa Technik AG in Hamburg since 2011. After earning a doctorate in engineering, he began his career at Lufthansa Technik in 1999 in product development. There followed four years as Director Sales in Asia and Australia from bases in Hamburg and Singapore before Bussmann became Vice President Marketing and Sales in 2005 and was named Senior Vice President of Aircraft Component Services in 2007.
Also new to the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Techik AG is Simone Menne, Chief Officer Finance and Aviation Services of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Effective July 1, she took over for Stephan Gemkow, who resigned the post as of June 30, 2012.
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and associates and over 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading manufacturer-independent providers of technical services for the aviation industry. Its portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of services for commercial aircraft: maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines and components.