On 1 January, Soeren Stark joined the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG with responsibility for Technical Operations, Logistics & IT.

He was appointed to this position in September 2018 by the company's Supervisory Board. Stark, who has a degree in business engineering, will assume responsibility immediately for fleet services, base maintenance, components, logistics, IT and quality management. In this function, he will also serve as the accountable manager correspondent to EASA Part 145, EASA Part 21/G and EASA Part M.

Stark has worked in various Lufthansa Group companies. Most recently, he served on the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo. Prior to that, he headed both the aircraft overhaul and logistic services divisions at Lufthansa Technik, among other things. On the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG, Stark succeeds Dr. Thomas Stueger, who served the Board for more than 14 years and retired in December.

"In numerous positions within the Lufthansa Technik Group, Soeren Stark has repeatedly demonstrated his extensive understanding of our business," said Dr. Johannes Bussmann, Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG. "Also because of his successful work on the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo, I'm convinced that we have found the right man to follow in the sizable footsteps of Thomas Stueger."

"Thomas Stueger had great influence on Lufthansa Technik. During his tenure as a member of the Executive Board, he made significant contributions to the company's success," added Carsten Spohr, Chairman and CEO of Lufthansa AG.