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Johannes Bussmann new Lufthansa technik chairman of executive board

Staff writer | Cologne, Germany | September 16, 2014
Johannes BussmannSeptember 16, 2014, Cologne, Germany - Lufthansa Technik AG, a provider of services for the aviation industry, appointed Johannes Bussmann the chairman of the executive board, effective April 1, 2015.
Dr. Bussmann has been the member of the Executive Board responsible for Human Resources, Engine & VIP Services at the Lufthansa subsidiary since September 2012. In 1999, the Doctor of Aerospace Engineering moved from the ABB Group to Lufthansa Technik and began his career in the Product Development and Sales division.

Dr. Bussmann was appointed Vice President Marketing & Sales in 2005 and Senior Vice President Component Services in 2007. He was then Senior Vice President Engine Services before he joined the Executive Board.

Dr. Bussmann will take over the position from August Wilhelm Henningsen, with Mr. Henningsen due to retire in the coming year.

Mr. Henningsen has been the Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG since 2001. After joining Lufthansa in 1979, he held various management positions in Engineering and Production.

He then headed the Component Services division in Hamburg from 1993 until 1997 before he was appointed General Manager of Ameco Beijing, a joint venture between Lufthansa and Air China, in 1997. Between 2000 and 2001, he was the member of the Executive Board responsible for Products and Services.