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06/14/2016

Sören Stark and Götz Wendenburg join the Executive Board of Air Cargo Community Frankfurt

Sören Stark takes over Chair of the Executive Board – Anke Giesen remains Deputy Chairwoman

As part of its recent general meeting, the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt had two new members join the Executive Board. Thus Sören Stark, Executive Board member Operations at Lufthansa Cargo, became newly elected member and Chairman of the Executive Board of the Community. He succeeds Dr. Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht, who retired from Lufthansa at the end of March and had chaired the Board. Dr. Rupprecht was also co-founder of the Community.

Moreover new to the Executive Board is Götz Wendenburg, Branch Manager of Kühne + Nagel. He represents the member group of freight forwarders on the Board. This function was held by Markus Kampa of the Cool Chain Group until now. He forwent another term due to professional reasons, but will remain closely linked to the Community.

The other members were confirmed. So continuing on the Executive Board are:

„The Board would like to thank Dr. Rupprecht for his great commitment, with which he has greatly supported the community since its inception. Our thanks also go to Markus Kampa, who during his tenure put himself out for the freight forwarders with high expertise“, said Anke Giesen on behalf of the Executive Board. „With Sören Stark and Götz Wendenburg two more professionals join us, with whom we will not only continue our path, but will also set new emphases. We are all looking forward to the collaboration.“

Sören Stark emphasized: "Frankfurt is the central hub for Lufthansa Cargo. This is why we want to further strengthen our home airport together with the members of the Air Cargo Community. I am very pleased to be collaborating within the Community and I am convinced that we continue to develop the site successfully."

 

Air Cargo Community Frankfurt e.V.

The Air Cargo Community Frankfurt e.V. is an association of companies, institutions and organizations with the clear objective of promoting the airfreight location of Frankfurt. Its total of 41 members includes representatives of all areas of the air cargo supply chain. The association has three working groups “Temperature-controlled Transport”, “Processes & Infrastructure" and "Location Marketing & Community Building", as well as various specialist groups which represent the entire range of services offered at the airfreight location of Frankfurt. The prime objective is that the Frankfurt Airport will, also in future, continue to clearly be Europe’s No. 1 in the air freight business and, as the leading air freight hub, significantly enhance its competitiveness compared with other airports in neighbouring countries. The location of Frankfurt, today with more than 2.1 million tons of air freight (2015) and 11,600 employees in the cargo area, should also continue to grow significantly in the coming years and, in doing so, capture an even larger share of global freight volumes for itself.

 

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