Lufthansa Technik just announced that August Wilhelm Henningsen, the venerable leader who is chairman of the executive board of the global MRO, plans to retire and Dr. Johannes Bussman will succeed him on April 1, 2015.
Henningsen, who succeeded Wolfgang Mayrhuber in 2001 when Mayrhuber became chairman of Lufthansa's passenger airline, has overseen the MRO through many developments--from engineering innovations to global expansion.
Henningsen joined Lufthansa in 1979 and worked his way up in engineering management positions--including serving as general manager of Ameco Beijing, the JV with Air China--before being promoted to the executive board responsible for products and services.
Bussman joined Lufthansa in 1999 in product development and sales, and has been a board member responsible for human resources, engine and VIP services for LHT for the past two years.
August Henningsen, Lufthansa Technik