Aviation People on the Move 8 February 2022

MAAS Aviation, Nordic Aviation Capital, Lufthansa Technik, FACC

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www.txtav.com/jetsMAAS Aviation announces new global role for Richard Marston: MAAS Aviation, globally recognised experts in aircraft painting and exterior coatings, announce changes to their senior team as Richard Marston assumes the role of Chief Commercial Officer and Fran Carew retires after 35 years. Marston joined MAAS Aviation in January 2020 as Director of Customer Service, Sales and Marketing EMEA, having previously held high-level positions with Herberts, DuPont and AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings. Transitioning to the global role of CCO, he will be responsible for strategic business growth and further increasing the Company’s global footprint. “The last two years have been challenging for everyone, but despite the obvious difficulties, 2021 was an outstanding year for MAAS Aviation and this success can be firmly attributed to the continued commitment and drive of our global teams,” said Tim Macdougald, MAAS Aviation’s CEO. “As we say goodbye to Fran and his wealth of experience and knowledge, the business remains in excellent hands with Richard and his team taking over the reins. In his new position as Chief Commercial Officer, Richard will lead the way in establishing new strategic partnerships and initiatives, as well as further developing our existing business relationships.”

Klaus Heinemann joins Nordic Aviation Capital: Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the world’s largest regional aircraft leasing company, announced the appointment of Klaus Heinemann as a Strategy Consultant with the intention to be named Non-Executive Chairman of the Board upon NAC’s emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Heinemann brings over four decades of aviation financing and board expertise to NAC, having held senior leadership roles throughout his career. Heinemann was CEO of AerCap Holdings NV from 2002 to 2012, where he was instrumental in building the firm into a top global aircraft lessor. He was previously on the Executive Board at DVB Bank from 1998 to 2002, driving its transformation to a global transportation-focused bank. He also served as Joint General Manager at Long Term Credit Bank from 1988 to 1998, where he built its aviation financing franchise. He began his banking career in 1976 at Bank of America, where he worked for 11 years. Klaus has a degree from the University of Hamburg.

Soeren Stark to become new chairman of Lufthansa Technik: The chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik, Dr. Johannes Bussmann, will leave the Lufthansa Group at his own request later this year. After more than seven years in his current role and 10 years on the Executive Board, he will hand over leadership of the company to COO Soeren Stark. Stark has been a member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik since 2019. He previously held a number of other executive functions at Lufthansa Cargo and Lufthansa Technik. Subject to the approval of the Supervisory Board, he will assume his new role on 1 July 2022. Bussmann assumed leadership of the world’s leading provider of technical services in aviation in 2015 after overseeing human resources on the Executive Board for three years. After leaving Lufthansa Technik, he will become CEO of a major German technology company. Soeren Stark, joined Lufthansa Technik’s Executive Board as Chief Operations Officer in January 2019. In this role, he is responsible for Technical Operations and Logistics. Previously, Stark headed the Executive Board department Operations at Lufthansa Cargo AG for three years. He began his career at Lufthansa Technik in 2004 as Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Logistik in Hamburg. From 2011 to 2016, the industrial engineer headed the aircraft overhaul business at Lufthansa Technik.

FACC updates marketing, communication team: FACC announced changes to its marketing and communications team. Jakob Reichsöllner, formerly Press Spokesman of ACstyria Mobilitätscluster GmbH, took over the function of Spokesperson of FACC AG with effect from January. He is responsible for external communications of the group. Thomas Murauer, who is in charge of digital marketing, has been appointed the new deputy of Director Marketing & Communications head Andreas Perotti with immediate effect. Andrea Schachinger is now leading internal communications and as her new responsibility. “We have a lot planned for the coming years, and for this we require a powerful Marketing and Communications organization, both in-house and externally. With our reinforced team we have optimally positioned the division for the challenges that lie ahead,” said Robert Machtlinger, CEO of FACC.

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