Lufthansa Cargo appoints new Board Member

Effective 1 April 2016, Sören Stark is to be appointed to the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo with responsibility for Operations. The 48-year-old industrial engineer is currently in charge of aircraft maintenance at Lufthansa Technik. In this post, he is responsible for all the maintenance events and cabin modifications that are carried out worldwide by Lufthansa Technik.

Stark will succeed Dr Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht, who has held various management positions within the Lufthansa Group in the past 28 years and has been in charge of Operations since April 2011.

Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Cargo said, “Dr Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht has significantly contributed to positioning Lufthansa Cargo as a recognised leader when it comes to quality.” He added, “Under his direction, punctuality, reliability and quality have reached record values for Lufthansa Cargo customers. Sören Stark is inheriting the field of Operations in excellent shape.”

As Board Member Operations, Stark is expected to be responsible for handling in Frankfurt, Munich and the Lufthansa Cargo Service Centre, as well as the areas of Global Handling Management, Flight Operations & Transport Management and Security & Environmental Management.

Before his current position as Senior Vice President Aircraft Base Maintenance, Stark spent six years as Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Logistik GmbH. The company is a subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG and provides logistics services for the aviation industry. Stark already succeeded Rupprecht who led Lufthansa Technik Logistik GmbH as Managing Director between 2000 and 2004, before he was put in charge of the Frankfurt hub for Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Stark joined the Lufthansa Group in 2001 and took over the management of the LSG Sky Chefs facility in Frankfurt. Following his studies, he was initially employed as a management consultant before he held various internal leadership roles in logistics for Schott-Glaswerke in Mainz.