German cargo handler LUG reshuffles management structure

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Sep 13, 2018: Patrik Tschirch, MD and CEO of LUG aircargo handling GmbH, has been appointed to lead the expanded LUG network since September 1.

In his new role, he is responsible for the stations in Frankfurt/Main, Munich, and Hamburg as well as for the further deveopment of the network idea. As a result, he has also assumed overall responsibility for sales and all sales relevant topics at all three locations.

While, Nina Strippel, so far COO, heads the management of the Frankfurt station effective September 1. She reports directly to Patrik Tschirch, as do Christopher Frank for Munich and Dr. Jurgen Vogt for Hamburg.

In a recent move, the company announced these major restructure of management posts with the aim to raise agility and responsiveness to changes and challenges in the dynamic air cargo industry and remain competitive.

“I am convinced that there is a lot of potential in an even closer cooperation between the three LUG stations. We want to offer airlines a one-stop-service for professional airfreight logistics with three stations in Germany We have not yet leveraged all synergies and taken advantage of the increasing digitalisation of our industry,” explains Patrik Tschirch.

“The future belongs to network organisations with entrepreneurially independent units that respect the same values, principles, and rules, and operate to equivalent standards. A selective expansion of services and optimization of infrastructure will further strengthen this network. LUG is currently extending its Health Care Center (HCC) in Frankfurt by a further 190 square metre and driving forward the TAPA B certification of the Munich station. Both projects are due to be completed by the end of 2018.”