August-Wilhelm Henningsen New Lufthansa Technik Chairman

Supervisory Board underpins successful company development with personnel decisions
The Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Technik AG (LHT) has taken important personnel decisions which become effective on January 1 2001. At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board named August-Wilhelm Henningsen (49) as new Chairman of the Executive Board.
Currently responsible on the Board for Product and Service, he takes over from Wolfgang Mayrhuber (53), who is taking charge of the newly created passenger business division on the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. “Continuity and renewal have prompted this important decision. It is designed to underpin continuation of the successful development of LHT and its global perspective,” said LHT Supervisory Board Chairman and Lufthansa Chairman and CEO, Jürgen Weber. 

August-Wilhelm Henningsen joined Lufthansa in 1979, and was employed initially at posts in engineering services in Hamburg and Frankfurt. In 1989, he was appointed Manager Aircraft Cabins and Systems. From 1991, he was responsible for overhaul of the Boeing 737 fleet in Berlin-Schönefeld and, from 1993, in charge of the LHT instrument maintenance operation. From August 1997 prior to his appointment to the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG in April 2000, August-Wilhelm Henningsen was AMECO General Manager in Beijing.

Dr. Gerald Gallus (59), latterly in charge of finances, is assuming responsibility for Product and Service on the LHT Executive Board. Since joining Lufthansa in 1979, Dr. Gallus has served in a variety of posts in charge of aircraft deployment, as manager flight operations, manager production planning, and manager aircraft maintenance in Frankfurt. In 1991, he took over overall responsibility for Lufthansa MRO activities in Germany and abroad. He was appointed to the Executive Board of the newly formed Lufthansa Technik AG in Hamburg in October 1994.

The new Chief Financial Officer at LHT is Dr. Peter Jansen (46). Jansen joined Lufthansa in 1984 and has previously held senior posts in Group central functions such as management training, corporate auditing and cost management (Programme 15). He has been Head of Controlling since July 1 1999.

Responsibility for the Human Resources Division at Lufthansa Technik remains with Wolfgang Warburg (57), who took over that portfolio on January 1 this year.